Sustainability and Spirituality / Edition 1

Sustainability and Spirituality / Edition 1

by John E. Carroll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791461785

ISBN-13: 9780791461785

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This groundbreaking book explores the inherent interconnectedness of sustainability and spirituality, acknowledging the dependency of one upon the other. John E. Carroll contends that true ecological sustainability, in contrast to the cosmetic attempts at sustainability we see around us, questions our society’s fundamental values and is so countercultural that…  See more details below

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This groundbreaking book explores the inherent interconnectedness of sustainability and spirituality, acknowledging the dependency of one upon the other. John E. Carroll contends that true ecological sustainability, in contrast to the cosmetic attempts at sustainability we see around us, questions our society’s fundamental values and is so countercultural that it is resisted by anyone without a spiritual belief in something deeper than efficiency, technology, or economics. Carroll draws on the work of cultural historian and “geologian” Thomas Berry, whose eco-spiritual thought underlies many of the sustainability efforts of communities described in this book, including particular branches of Catholic religious orders and the loosely organized Sisters of the Earth. The writings of Native Americans on spirituality and ecology are also highlighted. These models for sustainability not only represent the tangible link between ecology and spirituality, but also, more importantly, a vision of what could be.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791461785
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Introduction1
2On sustainability, religion, and ecology6
3Outstanding models of sustainability21
4Theory behind the practice44
5We will not save what we do not love : sisters of earth in our land54
6Monasticism, sustainability, and ecology94
7On science129
8Social justice meets eco-justice144
9Conclusion164

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