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Care for Creation A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth

ISBN-10: 0867168382
ISBN-13: 9780867168389
Edition: 2007
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Description: Francis of Assisi is the saint most closely identified with caring for and celebrating the things of the earth. This book takes both a theological and practical approach to developing a Franciscan spirituality of the earth. Four sections focus on:  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Publication date: 2/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Francis of Assisi is the saint most closely identified with caring for and celebrating the things of the earth. This book takes both a theological and practical approach to developing a Franciscan spirituality of the earth. Four sections focus on: the relationship between the earth as Gods creation and Jesus as the Incarnation of God; the implication of Francis Canticle of Creation for our time; the role of contemplative prayer as a key to discovering Francis awe and respect for creation; and conversion in the Franciscan tradition. Each section offers reflective action opportunities designed to bring the books ecological and theological insights into the readers daily life and nurture a Franciscan spirituality of the earth. Prayers, meditations, spiritual practices and group activities are offered which provide a practical, hands-on approach to reconnecting with the earth and acting in right relationship.

ILIA DELIO, O.S.F., is associate professor of ecclesiastical history and director of spirituality studies at the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C. She wrote Franciscan Prayer and The Humility of God: A Franciscan Perspective (St. Anthony Messenger Press), Crucified Love: Bonaventures Mysticism of the Crucified Christ (Franciscan Press) and Simply Bonaventure: An Introduction to His Life, Thoughts and Writing (New City Press).

Pamela Janet Woodis an associate professor at Victoria University. She is the author ofNew Directions in the History of NursingandNursing in New Zealand: Critical Issues, Different Perspectives

He is a senior lecturer in systematic theology at Catholic Theological College and in the ecumenical consortium at the Adelaide Colege of Divinity, Flinders University.

Foreword
Canticle of the Creatures
Introduction
Creation and Incarnation
Ecology and Creation
Is Creation the House of God?
Embodying the Incarnate Word in Creation
Creation as Family
Ecology of the Canticle of Creation
Creation as Family
Experiencing the Kinship of Creation
Creation and Contemplation
Ecology of the Oikos
Franciscan Contemplation
Contemplating Our Crucified Earth
Creation and Conversion
The Ecology of Conversion
The Spirituality of Conversion
Eco-Penance-Conversion in Action
Conclusion
Appendixes
Using the Method of Reflective Action
Preparing for Guided Prayer Experiences
Calculating Your Individual Carbon Emissions
Select Bibliography and Resources
Index

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