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Spiritual Ecology The Cry of the Earth

ISBN-10: 1890350451
ISBN-13: 9781890350451
Edition: 2013
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Description: Showing the deep connection between our present ecological crisis and our lack of awareness of the sacred nature of creation, this series of essays from spiritual and environmental leaders around the world shows how humanity can transform its  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Golden Sufi Center, The
Publication date: 7/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Showing the deep connection between our present ecological crisis and our lack of awareness of the sacred nature of creation, this series of essays from spiritual and environmental leaders around the world shows how humanity can transform its relationship with the Earth. Combining the thoughts and beliefs from a diverse range of essayists, this collection highlights the current ecological crisis and articulates a much-needed spiritual response to it. Perspectives from Buddhism, Sufism, Christianity, and Native American beliefs as well as physics, deep psychology, and other environmental disciplines, make this a well-rounded contribution.

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 for his efforts to reconcile North and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Hanh was part of a movement called "engaged Buddhism", which combines traditional practices with nonviolent civil disobedience, and he was exiled by both the Communist and non-Communist governments. He is a respected writer and scholar, and founded a retreat in France called Plum Village. Hanh has written several books, including The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction to Buddhism, Peace Is Every Step, and Living Buddha, Living Christ.

Wendell Berry The prolific poet, novelist, and essayist Wendell Berry is a fifth-generation native of north central Kentucky. Berry taught at Stanford University; traveled to Italy and France on a Guggenheim Fellowship; and taught at New York University and the University of Kentucky, Lexington, before moving to Henry County. Berry owns and operates Lanes Landing Farm, a small, hilly piece of property on the Kentucky River. He embraced full-time farming as a career, using horses and organic methods to tend the land. Harmony with nature in general, and the farming tradition in particular, is a central theme of Berry's diverse work. As a poet, Berry gained popularity within the literary community. Collected Poems, 1957-1982, was particularly well-received. Novels and short stories set in Port William, a fictional town paralleling his real-life home town of Port Royal further established his literary reputation. The Memory of Old Jack, Berry's third novel, received Chicago's Friends of American Writers Award for 1975. Berry reached his broadest audience and attained his greatest popular acclaim through his essays. The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture is a springboard for contemporary environmental concerns. In his life as well as his art, Berry has advocated a responsible, contextual relationship with individuals in a local, agrarian economy.

Introduction
Listening to Natural Law
The World of Wonder
The Bells of Mindfulness
Revelation at Laikipia, Kenya
At the Edge of the Roof: The Evolutionary Crisis of the Human Spirit
The Next Transition: The Evolution of Humanity's Role in the Universe
The Work of Genesis Farm: Interview
Contributions
In the Time of the Sacred Places
Annadana: The Gift of Food
The Koan of the Earth
Three Dimensions of Ecology: Soil, Soul & Society
The Greening of the Self
Imagining Earth
Gaia & the Anima Mundi
Care of the Soul of the World
Medicine for the Earth
Persian & Indian Visions of the Living Earth
Creation as the Body of God
The Call of the Earth
Epilogue: A Final Prayer
Notes
Acknowledgments

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