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Spretnak, Charlene 1946-

Works: 50 works in 205 publications in 7 languages and 5,239 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: JN3971.A98, 324.24308
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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 )
33 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,204 libraries worldwide
Lost goddesses of early Greece : a collection of pre-Hellenic myths by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
24 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 709 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 550 libraries worldwide
The resurgence of the real : body, nature, and place in a hypermodern world by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 508 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 370 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 dynamic in modern art : art history reconsidered, 1800 to the present by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
"The history of modern art has generally been understood as a grand leap away from tradition, religion, and conventional norms, yielding decidedly secular art. Yet a majority of the prominent modern artists in every period had strong interests in the spiritual dimension of life, which they expressed in the new art forms they created. The Spiritual Dynamic in Modern Art draws on direct statements by scores of leading artists - cited from little known historical documentation as well as contemporary interviews - to demonstrate that spirituality, far from being inconsequential in the terrain of modern art, in generative. This magisterial overview insightfully presents, for the first time, a chronological survey of the major art movements that weaves together spiritual profiles of numerous leading artists and situates their stories within the cultural context of each period. The result is a significantly expanded understanding of the culutral history of modern art."
The spiritual dimension of green politics by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
The Politics of women's spirituality : essays by founding mothers of the movement ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Goddess Remembered ( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
This classic poetic documentary is a salute to 35,000 years of "pre-history," to the values of ancestors only recently remembered, and to the goddess-worshipping religions of the ancient past. Goddess Remembered features Merlin Stone, Carol Christ, Luisah Teish, Starhawk, Charlene Spretnak, and Jean Bolen, who link the loss of goddess-centered societies with today's environmental crisis. In this film, they propose a return to an interconnected life system, with respect for the Earth and the female, as fundamental to our survival
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 26 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 16 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 )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Psychotherapist and spiritual researcher Jeffrey Mishlove interviews guest experts about religion and spirituality. Four 30 minute programs on one cassette
Die Grünen : nicht links nicht rechts sondern vorne by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 13 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
La politica dei Verdi : cultura e movimenti per cambiare il futuro dell'Europa e dell'America by Fritjof Capra( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in Italian and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Green politics : the spiritual dimension by Charlene Spretnak( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Lu se de kang yi by Pula Ka( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in Chinese and held by 6 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Charlene Spretnak American environmentalist
Charlene Spretnak Charlene Spretnak
Spretnak, Charlene Marie 1946-
スプレットナク, シャーリーン
English (132)
French (5)
German (4)
Japanese (2)
Chinese (2)
Italian (2)
Russian (1)
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