Sacred Longings / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800636470
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. 1 Losing Heart 1
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
Pt. 2 Restless Heart 67
4 From Kenosis to Flourishing: A Task for Theology 69
5 'Becoming a Watered Garden': A Sacramental Poetics 85
Pt. 3 Taking Heart 101
6 Spirit and the Re-education of Our Longing 103
7 Ecofeminist Theology: Challenge and Inspiration 121
8 The Practice of Ecomysticism 149
9 Gandhi and Speaking Truth from the Heart 172
10 The Recovery of Desire 192
Epilogue 213
Further Reading 217
Notes 225
Index 257
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