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Political Spirituality in an Age of Eco-Apocalypse

Communication and Struggle Across Species, Cultures, and Religions

Authors: Perkinson, J.

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This book 'hunts and gathers' across different historical epochs and situations, juxtaposing biblical materials and hip-hop, Christian colonialism and vodou, personal experience and racial politics, poetics and high theory, in order to challenge the current crisis of sustainability from the perspective indigenous communities and deep ancestry.

About the authors

James Perkinson, Professor of Ethics and Systematic Theology, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, USA.

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"After providing a compelling and cogent account of the peril that currently faces the planet, Perkinson lays out a blueprint for Christian theology and spirituality that will help to preserve humanity's future. His ideas about how we can help ourselves out of this dangerous place represent perhaps the most important work and thinking of this sort in the past decade. I would recommend this book not only for religious studies classrooms but for any audience committed to a vision of religion that helps preserve our future here on earth." - Stephen G. Ray Jr., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, USA

Political Spirituality in an Age of Eco-Apocalypse is a celebration of life. Perkinson warns that if thoughtful, proactive measures ranging from policy shifts to full-scale ontological about-faces are not sought, then our apocalyptic fears will most certainly materialize. The book outlines how a turn toward indigeneity and the cultural sensibilities of those on the margins of social worlds and scientific research might stave off destruction.' Monica R. Miller, author of Religion and Hip Hop; Lehigh University, USA


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction The Politics and Eco-Logtcs of “Spiritual” Communication

    Perkinson, James W.

    Pages 1-16

  • From Sycamore Trees to Human Destiny: Reading the Wild at the Crossroads of Globalization and Apocalypse

    Perkinson, James W.

    Pages 17-32

  • Gain’s Offering And Abel’s Cry: Reading Sabbath Jubilee at the Crossroads of Farming and Foraging

    Perkinson, James W.

    Pages 35-52

  • Wild Weeds and Imperial Trees: Reading a Messianic Parable at the Crossroads of Settlement and the Wild

    Perkinson, James W.

    Pages 53-66

  • Sinai Bush and Jordanian Dove Meet Haitian Snake and Amazonian Vine: Reading Christology at the Crossroads of Empire and Ecology

    Perkinson, James W.

    Pages 69-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Spirituality in an Age of Eco-Apocalypse
Book Subtitle
Communication and Struggle Across Species, Cultures, and Religions
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48981-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137489814
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50700-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 228
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