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When God was a bird : Christianity, animism, and the re-enchantment of the world

Author: Mark I Wallace
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Groundworks (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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New scholarship paves the way for Earth-loving spirituality grounded in the ancientChristian image of God as an avian life form

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark I Wallace
ISBN: 9780823281329 0823281329 9780823281312 0823281310
OCLC Number: 1050454652
Description: x, 211 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface ixIntroduction: Crossing the Species Divide 1The Animal God * Animism * Feral Religion * God of Beak and Feathers1. Song of the Wood Thrush 20The Singing Monk of the Crum Woods * Nature Religion * The Pigeon God * Sacred Animals * Christian Animism * Divine Subscendence * Avian Spirit Possession * Return to the Crum Woods2. The Delaware River Basin 50Toxic Tour * Heidegger's Root Metaphors * Calling Spirit from the Deep * Sacrament of Dirt and Spit * Girard's Fear of Monstrous Couplings * Green Mimesis * The Pileated Woodpecker3. Worshipping the Green God 81Crum Creek Visitation * Christian History * Jesus and Sacred Land *Augustine and Natalist Wonder * Hildegard's Viriditas Pneumatology * Rewilding Christian Worship4. "Come Suck Sequoia and Be Saved" 113John Muir's Christianimism * Indian Removal in Yosemite *The Great Code * The Water Ouzel * The Two Books * Sequoia Religion * "Christianity and Mountainanity AreStreams from the Same Fountain"5. On the Wings of a Dove 141Sagebrush Requiem * Is Earth a Living Being? * Suffering Earth *Refreshment and Fragrance in the Hills * A Tramp for God * The Death of God * God on the WingAcknowledgments 173Notes 177Index 205
Series Title: Groundworks (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Mark I. Wallace.

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