A Spirituality Of Resistance: Finding A Peaceful Heart And Protecting The Earth

A Spirituality Of Resistance: Finding A Peaceful Heart And Protecting The Earth

A Spirituality Of Resistance Finding A Peaceful Heart And Protecting The Earth With clarity humor detailed scholarship and passionate eloquence Roger S Gottlieb uses a unique range of resources to portray a spiritual path keyed to caring for the earth This personal and power

  • Title: A Spirituality Of Resistance: Finding A Peaceful Heart And Protecting The Earth
  • Author: Roger S. Gottlieb
  • ISBN: 9780742532830
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • With clarity, humor, detailed scholarship, and passionate eloquence, Roger S Gottlieb uses a unique range of resources to portray a spiritual path keyed to caring for the earth This personal and powerful book speaks to anyone who has ever wondered how to be happy when there is so much suffering in the world anyone who seeks a peaceful heart in a dark time Its unique comWith clarity, humor, detailed scholarship, and passionate eloquence, Roger S Gottlieb uses a unique range of resources to portray a spiritual path keyed to caring for the earth This personal and powerful book speaks to anyone who has ever wondered how to be happy when there is so much suffering in the world anyone who seeks a peaceful heart in a dark time Its unique combination of spiritual insight, political commitment, and environmental knowledge reveals the deep ties between spiritual aspiration and ecological activism and makes a critical contribution to both environmentalism and religious studies Gottlieb begins by describing the gifts which spirituality offers, and how those gifts cannot be realized if we flee into avoidance or denial in the face of ecological peril In a startling and compelling comparison between the Holocaust and the environmental crisis, he shows how a psychic dependence on work can lead us even against our wills to take part in genocide or ecocide Addressing questions about our obligations to the earth, he deepens our understanding of what it is to live an environmentally correct life and what we really mean by nature Finally, by connecting personal fulfillment to social activism, he shows how a truly peaceful heart is only possible if we devote some of our energies to resisting the forces of destruction.

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    I had been impressed by Gottlieb’s description of the varied response to oppression (four classes of resistance/non-resistance) in an academic paper, and picked up this book as something that might give me a deeper insight into his system. He deals with the class of “self-deluded non-resistance,” when he discusses our dysfunctional attachment to the work that alienates us. This is the engineer (in the old joke) “fixing” the guillotine, which will soon lop off his own head. He didn’t [...]

    This was a great book for thinking about spirituality in a different way. Gottlieb challenges us to connect our spirituality with the real world challenges of global climate change. He is critical of the emphasis on spirituality as a mean for finding personal peace in the midst of this crisis. He would rather we find that peace as we engage the major issues of poverty, injustice and ecological disaster. While at times he gets a little wordy, and his long chapters could have used some sub-heading [...]

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