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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Lost gospel of the earth.
San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©1996
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||xxiv, 280 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Foreword / Joan Halifax --
Introduction / Thomas Berry --
Preface / Tom Hayden --
1. Recovering the Lost Gospel --
2. Overcoming the Divide of Soul from Nature --
3. The Default of Organized Religion --
4. The Lost Gospel in the Judeo-Christian Tradition --
5. The Lost Gospel in Our Native History --
6. The Lost Gospel in Buddhism --
7. The Lost Gospel, Environmentalism, and Politics --
Afterword / Rabbi Daniel Swartz.
|Responsibility:||Tom Hayden ; foreword by Joan Halifax ; introduction by Thomas Berry ; afterword by Daniel Swartz.|
Heal the destructive divide that exists between the human spirit and the natural world, we must retrieve the "lost gospel of the earth" by which people live in kinship with a sacred natural world. Hayden finds that Christianity, Judaism, and Buddhism have defaulted on the environmental crisis, but believes that their earlier currents of native mysticism can be restored and applied to the present. Technical fixes and economic incentives will not cure our pathological.
Addiction to making progress at the expense of the earth. Hayden blends personal spirituality with concrete political vision into a new politics that is grounded in environmental economics with a moral core. This new "politics of the spirit," drawing on the tradition of participatory democracy as well as the theories of ecotheology, calls for nothing less than the transformation of our entire political culture.