In this timely book, McFague recalls her readers to the practices of restraint. In a world bent on consumption it is imperative that people of religious faith realize the significant role they play in advocating for the earth, and a more humane life for all.
The root of restraint, she argues, rests in the ancient Christian notion of Kenosis, or self-emptying.
By introducing Kenosis through the life stories of John Woolman, Simone Weil, and Dorothy Day, McFague brings a powerful theological concept to bear in a winsome and readable way.
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Table of Contents
Preface: Religion, Ecology, and Economics ix
1 "But Enough about Me": What Does Augustine's Confessions Have to Do with Facebook? 1
2 "Where Are We?": Living Well on Planet Earth 17
3 The Lives of the Saints: John Woolman, Simone Weil, and Dorothy Day 39
4 The Practice of the Saints 1: Voluntary Poverty in Order to Pay Attention to the Material Needs of Others 81
5 The Practice of the Saints 2: The Development of the Universal Self at Local and Global Levels 111
6 "It's Not About You": Kenosis as a Way to Live 141
7 Kenotic Theology 171
8 What Next?: Living the Kenotic Life Personally, Professionally, and Publicly 207