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Blessed are the consumers : climate change and the practice of restraint

Author: Sallie McFague
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sallie McFague
ISBN: 9780800699604 0800699602 9781451438673 1451438672
OCLC Number: 798615954
Description: xv, 225 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Religion, ecology, and economics --
"But enough about me": what does Augustine's Confessions have to do with Facebook? --
"Where are we?": living well on planet earth --
Lives of the saints: John Woolman, Simone Weil, And Dorothy Day --
Practice of the saints I: voluntary poverty in order to pay attention to the material needs of others --
Practice of the saints II: the development of the universal self at local and global levels --
"It's not about you": kenosis as a way to live --
Kenotic theology --
"What next?" living the kenotic life personally, professionally, and publicly.
Responsibility: Sallie McFague.
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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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