Finding God in the Singing River: Christianity, Spirit, Nature
We live in an age of vast and rapid destruction of habitats and species. Yet Christianity holds great potential for healing this situation. Indeed, the Bible and Christian tradition are a treasure trove of rich images and stories about God as an "earthen" being who sustains the natural world with compassion and thereby models for humankind environmentally healthy ways of being.Mark Wallace's stimulating book retrieves a central but often neglected biblical theme - the idea of God as carnal Spirit who indwells all things - as the basis for constructing a "green spirituality" responsive to the environmental needs of our time.In the biblical tradition, he writes, God as Spirit is an ecological presence that shows itself to us daily by living in and through the earth. One message of Christianity, therefore, is celebration of the bodily, material world - ancient redwoods, vernal springs, broad-winged hawks, everyday pigweed - as the place that God indwells and cares for in order to maintain the well-being of our common planetary home.Alongside his green reading of the Bible and tradition, Wallace employs the resources of deep ecology, Neopagan spirituality, and the environmental justice movement to rethink Christianity as an earth-based, body-loving religion. He also analyzes color images reproduced in the book. Wallace's bold yet careful work reawakens our sense of the sacrality of the earth and the life that the trinitarian God creates there. It also grounds the impulses of New Age spirituality in a profoundly biblical notion of God's being and activity.
Is Nature Real?
Riding the Cusp
Green Theology in a Postmodern Constructionist Context
Kenneth Gergens Social Constructionism
Earth God as the Wounded Spirit
The Cruciform Spirit
Spirit and Earth Union of Heart
The Wounded God
Green Spirituality Brownfields and Wilderness Recovery
Toxic Sacrifice Zones and the Quest for Justice
Deep Ecology and Wilderness Activism
Mediating the Debate Green Spirituality and Market Values
Green Spirituality and the Problem of Humanism
The Priority of Human Being
The Problem of Universal Reason in Humanist Thought
The Problem of Species Chauvinism in Humanist Thought
Extending the Horizon of Morality to Include All Lifeforms
Green Spirituality and the Invitation of Postmodernism
Eating the Body and Drinking the Blood of God
The World Is Alive with Spirit
Sojourning in the Crum Woods
The Crum Woods under Siege
The Crum Woods as the Wounded Sacred
Is the Crum Woods an Idol?
a My Return to the River
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Page 28 - So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.