Longing For Running Water

Longing For Running Water

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by Ivone Gebara
     
 

Gebara's profound and moving statement of principles of ecofeminism shows how intertwined are the tarnished environment around her and the poverty that afflicts her neighbors. From her experiences with the Brazilian poor-women's movement she develops a gritty urban ecofeminism and indeed articulates a whole worldview. She shows how the connections between Western… See more details below

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Gebara's profound and moving statement of principles of ecofeminism shows how intertwined are the tarnished environment around her and the poverty that afflicts her neighbors. From her experiences with the Brazilian poor-women's movement she develops a gritty urban ecofeminism and indeed articulates a whole worldview. She shows how the connections between Western thought, patriarchal Christianity, and environmental destruction necessitate personal conversion to "a new relationship with the earth and with the entire cosmos." Alongside her stern critique of our consumer mentality, Gebara cultivates a rich garden of insights into our relatedness, God's sacred presence in the universe, and our daily experience of the deepest longings of the human heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800631833
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/03/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
1,221,998
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

PrologueV
Introduction1
1.Knowing our Knowing: the Issue of Epistemology19
Epistemology in Search of Meaning19
Knowledge and Ethics23
The Hierarchical, Anthropocentric, and Androcentric Bias of Patriarchal Epistemology25
Patriarchal Epistemology in Theology30
Ecofeminist Epistemology48
2.The Human Person From an Ecofeminist Perspective67
Beginning to Talk about the Human Person69
Questioning the Autonomy of the Human Person71
The Patriarchal Perspective: Its Value and Limitations76
"Person" in an Ecofeminist Perspective: A Tentative Construction82
3.God: An Ecofeminist Approach to the Greatest of Mysteries101
Relatedness as a Language and an Experience of the Divine102
Issues Raised about Ecofeminist Discourse on God110
God: Models and Mystery132
God: My Hope133
4.Ecofeminism and the Trinity137
Feelings and Associations Related to the Trinity137
What Human Experience Is Described by Trinitarian Language?139
Religious Language and Its Crystallization in Institutions151
Reconstructing Trinitarian Meanings and Celebrating Life155
5.Jesus From an Ecofeminist Perspective173
The Road I Have Walked with Jesus175
Ecofeminist Challenges to Our Relationship with Jesus of Nazareth182
6.That all May Have Life: the Way to a New Understanding of Religion193
The Issue That Concerns Us193
The Destruction of Green Things, of Diversity, and of Our Symbols197
Religion and Community Life199
A Religion That Isn't in Crisis202
Religious Biodiversity: A Path in Need of Rediscovery205
Epilogue: As the Deer Longs for Running Waters213
Notes217
Bibliography223
Index227

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