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Sacred Longings / Edition 1

Sacred Longings / Edition 1

by Mary C. Grey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800636473

ISBN-13: 9780800636470

Pub. Date: 02/01/2004

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Noted theologian Mary Grey believes we have gotten out of touch with our deepest desires and that this has caused us to acquiesce in global capitalism's most problematic characteristics. Story and symbol, she argues, can put us back in touch with our ''sacred longings.'' Focusing on such simple yet profound symbols as water, light, and sacred space, she tries to

Overview

Noted theologian Mary Grey believes we have gotten out of touch with our deepest desires and that this has caused us to acquiesce in global capitalism's most problematic characteristics. Story and symbol, she argues, can put us back in touch with our ''sacred longings.'' Focusing on such simple yet profound symbols as water, light, and sacred space, she tries to re-instill a spiritual quest. In the end, she envisions spirituality - a kind of ecomystical renewal - as an element in the transformation of desire, lived out in Christian community.

Part One examines how our culture has lost heart; Part Two analyzes our restless hearts; Part Three asks us to take heart and rekindle our thirst for righteousness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800636470
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacev
Introductionix
Part 1Losing Heart1
1.A Globalized Culture: The End of Vision?3
2.Women, Wilderness, Water: The End of Liberation?22
3.Split at the Roots: The End of Theology?47
Part 2Restless Heart67
4.From Kenosis to Flourishing: A Task for Theology69
5.'Becoming a Watered Garden': A Sacramental Poetics85
Part 3Taking Heart101
6.Spirit and the Re-education of Our Longing103
7.Ecofeminist Theology: Challenge and Inspiration121
8.The Practice of Ecomysticism149
9.Gandhi and Speaking Truth from the Heart172
10.The Recovery of Desire192
Epilogue213
Further Reading217
Notes225
Index257

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