Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth (Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia) pdf epub fb2

Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth (Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia) by - pdf epub fb2

Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth (Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia) Author: -
Title: Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth (Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia)
ISBN: 0823227464
ISBN13: 978-0823227464
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Pages: 544 pages
Publisher: Fordham University Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Science & Math
Size PDF version: 1844 kb
Size EPUB version: 1518 kb
Subcategory: Earth Sciences




We hope―even as we doubt―that the environmental crisis can be controlled. Public awareness of our species’ self-destructiveness as material beings in a material world is growing―but so is the destructiveness. The practical interventions needed for saving and restoring the earth will require a collective shift of such magnitude as to take on a spiritual and religious intensity.

This transformation has in part already begun. Traditions of ecological theology and ecologically aware religious practice have been preparing the way for decades. Yet these traditions still remain marginal to society, academy, and church.

With a fresh, transdisciplinary approach, Ecospirit probes the possibility of a green shift radical enough to permeate the ancient roots of our sensibility and the social sources of our practice. From new language for imagining the earth as a living ground to current constructions of nature in theology, science, and philosophy; from environmentalism’s questioning of postmodern thought to a garden of green doctrines, rituals, and liturgies for contemporary religion, these original essays explore and expand our sense of how to proceed in the face of an ecological crisis that demands new thinking and acting. In the midst of planetary crisis, they activateimagination, humor, ritual, and hope.