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When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World

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by Mark I. Wallace

    • Author

      Mark I. Wallace

    • Book Format

      Paperback / softback

    • Publisher

      Fordham University Press

    • Published

      November 2018

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      When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World

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      In a time of rapid climate change and species extinction, what role have the world's religions played in ameliorating--or causing--the crisis we now face? One can point to Christianity's otherworldly theologies, which privilege our spiritual aspirations over our natural origins, as bearing a disproportionate burden for creating humankind's exploitative attitudes toward nature.

      And yet, buried deep within the Christian tradition are startling portrayals of God as the beaked and feathered Holy Spirit--the "animal God" of historic Christian witness. Through biblical readings, historical theology, continental philosophy, and personal stories of sacred nature, this book recovers the Christian God as a creaturely, avian being promiscuously incarnated within all things.

      This beautifully and accessibly written book shows that "Christian animism" is not a contradiction in terms but Christianity's natural habitat. Challenging traditional Christianity's self-definition as an otherworldly religion, Wallace paves the way for a new Earth-loving spirituality grounded in the ancient image of an animal God who signals the presence of spirit in everything, human and more-than-human alike.

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      • Author

        Mark I. Wallace

      • Book Format

        Paperback / softback

      • Publisher

        Fordham University Press

      • Published

        November 2018

      • Weight

        318g

      • Dimensions

        158 x 227 x 11 mm

      • ISBN

        9780823281312

      • ISBN-10

        0823281310

      • Eden Code

        4689217

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      • Author/Creator: Mark I. Wallace

      • ISBN: 9780823281312

      • Publisher: Fordham University Press

      • Release Date: November 2018

      • Weight: 318g

      • Dimensions: 158 x 227 x 11 mm

      • Eden Code: 4689217


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