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Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor : Ecology & Justice Series - Leonardo Boff

Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

Ecology & Justice Series

By: Leonardo Boff, Phillip Berryman (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st October 1997
ISBN: 9781570751363
Number Of Pages: 272

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In his latest work, the noted Latin American theologian Leonardo Boff extends the intuitions of liberation theology, showing how they contribute to answering urgent questions of poverty and ecological degradation. If faith fails to appreciate the ecological paradigm, Boff argues, it only adds to the crisis and begs for reform.
Focusing on the threatened Amazon of his native Brazil, Boff traces the economic and metaphysical ties that bind the fate of the rain forests with the fate of the Indians and poor of the land. He shows how liberation theology must join with ecology in reclaiming the dignity of the earth and our sense of a common community. To illustrate to possibilities, Boff turns to resources in Christian spirituality, ancient and modern, including cosmic Christology and the vision of St. Francis of Assisi.

The Ecological Era: The Return to Earth as Our Homelandp. 1
An Ecological View of the Cosmo: Our Contemporary Storyp. 35
The Ecological Crisis: The Loss of Connectednessp. 63
All the Capital Sins against Ecology: The Amazonp. 86
Liberation Theology and Ecology: Rivals or Partners?p. 104
Reclaiming the Dignity of Earthp. 115
All in God, God in All: The Theospherep. 140
"The Spirit Is Sleeping in the Rock": It Dwells in the Cosmosp. 158
"Split a Piece of Wood ... and I Am There": The Cosmic Christp. 174
Eco-Spirituality: Feeling, Loving, and Thinking as Earthp. 187
All the Cardinal Ecological Virtues: St. Francis of Assisip. 203
Notesp. 221
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9781570751363
ISBN-10: 1570751366
Series: Ecology & Justice Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st October 1997
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35