||"A historical political resource."
The Lost Gospel of the Earth: A Call for Renewing Nature, Spirit, and Politics
|Title||The Lost Gospel of the Earth: A Call for Renewing Nature, Spirit, and Politics|
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|Description||"It was just a matter of time before the ecological movement entered the field of theology. Hayden, a member of the Chicago Seven and a California legislator, has written a reinterpretation of the wisdom literature of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Native American faiths in a plea for a reawakening of the human spiritual bond with the earth. He believes that a false reading of the literature has caused humans to create a rift between themselves and the earth, thus allowing the exploitation of our natural resources. Hayden argues that by finding the 'lost gospel,' which advocates the sacredness of all nature, we can halt the destruction. This area of study, informally coined 'ecotheology,' can be a wasteland of frivolous and poorly written fluff pieces, but Hayden has produced a provocative, well-researched, and well-argued book. His style is informal, and he mixes personal experience in the ecological movement with historical and theological expositions." —Library Journal|