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Spretnak, Charlene 1946-

Works: 41 works in 187 publications in 9 languages and 5,549 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: JN3971.A98, 305.42
Publication Timeline
Publications about Charlene Spretnak
Publications by Charlene Spretnak
Most widely held works about Charlene Spretnak
Most widely held works by Charlene Spretnak
Green politics by Fritjof Capra( Book )
43 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 1,250 libraries worldwide
The politics of women's spirituality : essays on the rise of spiritual power within the feminist movement ( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 914 libraries worldwide
Essays discuss goddess worship, spiritual consciousness, the relationship between politics and religion, and applications of spirituality as a political force
Lost goddesses of early Greece : a collection of pre-Hellenic myths by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
21 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
States of grace : the recovery of meaning in the postmodern age by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
The resurgence of the real : body, nature, and place in a hypermodern world by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Amid the rising tide of discontent, the public debates - including the "culture wars"--Seem to be a mere spinning of wheels. In a penetrating analysis of our times, Charlene Spretnak asserts that both the liberal and conservative sides in those debates are situated in the very orientation that created the modern crises: the mechanistic worldview with Homo economicus at the center. The grand claims of modernity no longer inspire confidence because its destructive effects seem to be multiplying. The author, an influential public intellectual, speaks poignantly to our growing sense of what has been lost and what is slipping away. Yet Charlene Spretnak argues persuasively that the intensification of the modern crises is not inevitable and is already being challenged by an impressive network of corrective efforts. The new acceptance of holistic medicine (forced by the healthcare crisis), the new understandings in science of nature's powers of dynamic creativity and self-organization, the new political opposition of community-based activists to the forces of globalization, and the new surge of independence efforts by ancient nations that have been devoured by modern states - all are part of an emergent value system that counters the modern conception of liberty as a flight from body, nature, and place. After identifying "epochal rumblings" embedded in the nightly news in the 1990s, Charlene Spretnak illuminates the sources of the modern condition with exceptional clarity. Moreover, she reframes "the other history" of the modern era: the ecospiritual lineage of movements that resisted the corrosive effects of the industrialized modern world. Finally, Charlene Spretnak concludes her wideranging exploration with an engaging story of an American heartland city in the near future that has largely decoupled from the destructive dynamics of the globalized economy and initiated a range of pragmatic alternatives in its region
Missing Mary : the Queen of Heaven and her re-emergence in the modern church by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
13 editions published between 1893 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Describes the resurgence of Marian spirituality in the church, offers reflections on the meaning of Mary, and covers how Mary's role in the church was minimized after Vatican II
The spiritual dimension of green politics by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
The spiritual dynamic in modern art : art history reconsidered, 1800 to the present by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
"This clear-eyed and passionate book bravely contends with the omnipresent American assumption that the narrative of modern art can only be told in terms laid out by MoMA in the early 1930s. In the recent iteration by MoMA on the history of Abstract Art one finds only the same story told 75 years ago, with arrogant disdain for fresh scholarship by Sixten Ringbom and Robert Rosenblum and others written decades ago. I hope that students of modern art history may take heart and inspiration in this serious new book, the result of several decades of research and interviews, especially with artists today."--Maurice Tuchman, Senior Curator Emeritus, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA "Charlene Spretnak's book is an urgently needed reminder that a good deal of modern art is informed by a 'spiritual dynamic, ' initially conveyed through traditional Christian iconography, later through purely aesthetic and abstract means, that is, form and color alone. For her 'spiritual' means 'numinous, ' a sense of awe and mystery (the so-called 'mysterium tremendum'), and she convincingly demonstrates, with breathtaking comprehensiveness, that a good many modern artists, however stylistically different, viewed their work as the embodiment of a numinous experience, and a means of evoking it in the spectator. Perhaps most tellingly, she argues that the 'esoteric spirituality' of pre-World War I abstraction and the 'allusive spirituality' of post-World War II abstraction are a sort of revolutionary call to spiritual arms against increasingly materialistic modern society. Her survey is in effect a plea for a critical new spiritual art in a society which has lost its spiritual bearings."--Donald Kuspit, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Art History, Philosophy, State University of New York, USA "A welcome and proficiently documented critique of the hermetic formalism by art critics, Charlene Spretnak has given us an exploration of the spiritual dimension of modern and contemporary art with insight and passion."--Peter Selz, Professor Emeritus, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley USA
The Politics of women's spirituality : essays by founding mothers of the movement ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Goddess Remembered ( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Describes and discusses early goddess-worshiping cultures and the current women's spirituality movement
Relational reality : new disoveries of interrelatedness that are transforming the modern world by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Relational Reality reveals the coherence among numerous surprising discoveries of the interrelated nature of reality. These discoveries have resulted in a new perspective that has been emerging gradually for the past several decades but has gained momentum and is now transforming every mainstream field of human endeavor
Women and spirituality : the goddess trilogy ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
This documentary examines pre-Christian goddess-worshipping religions. Incorporating the work of archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, art historian Merlin Stone, and scholars Jean Bolen, Charlene Spretnak and Starhawk, it offers insights into these ancient cultures and explores the contemporary women's spirituality movement inspired by them
The goddess trilogy ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Pt. 1 looks at goddess-worshipping religions of the ancient past, linking the loss of goddess-centered societies with today's environmental crisis. Pt. 2 discusses the witch-hunts in Europe, with false accusations and trials which led to massive torture and burnings at the stake, and ultimately to the destruction of an organic way of life, presenting the theory that widespread violence against women and neglect of our environment can be traced back to those times. In Pt. 3, authors, teachers, social activists and feminists explore manifestations of contemporary women's spirituality in the Western world, envisioning a sustainable future where domination is replaced with respect
The Essence of religion ( visu )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Les dimensions spirituelles de la politique écologique by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Green politics : the spiritual dimension by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
La dimensión espiritual de la política ecológica by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Nuclear disarmament : moving forward ( file )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
An excerpt from the "Nuclear Disarmament: Moving Forward" conference sponsored by Meeting of the Ways, held in San Francisco, September 23-25, 1983. Charlene Spretnak (1946 - ), author and ecofeminist, speaks about the founding ideas of the Green Party in Germany and how it influenced the nascent American Green Party. Willis Harman (1918 - 1997), social theorist and futurist, speaks about the need to rethink ideas of Western industrialism. Bill Wahpepah (1937 - 1987), American Indian activist (Kickapoo and Sauk Fox), speaks about the need to include struggling minorities in the peace movement. Moderator of the panel is not introduced. Tape ends before Wahpepah's speech concludes
Estados de gracia : cómo recuperar el sentido para una posmodernidad ecológica by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Charlene Spretnak American environmentalist
Charlene Spretnak Charlene Spretnak
スプレットナク, シャーリーン
English (133)
French (5)
Chinese (5)
Spanish (5)
German (4)
Japanese (4)
Italian (2)
Russian (1)
Korean (1)
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