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Blessed are the consumers : climate change and the practice of restraint

McFague, Sallie.

Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2013.

225 ; 23 cm.

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In this timely book, McFague recalls her readers to the practices of restraint. In a world bent on consumption it is imperative that people of religious faith realize the significant role they play in advocating for the earth, and a more humane life for all. The root of restraint, she argues, rests in the ancient Christian notion of kenosis, or self-emptying. By introducing kenosis through the life stories of John Woolman, Simone Weil, and Dorothy Day, McFague brings a powerful theological concept to bear in a winsome and readable way.

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ISBN:

978-0-8006-9960-4

ISBN:

978-0-8006-9960-4 (alk. paper)

ISBN:

978-1-45143867-3 (ebk.)

ISBN:

978-1-45143867-3 (ebk.)

LC Call No:

BT695.5 .M4428 2013

Author:

McFague, Sallie.

Title:

Blessed are the consumers : climate change and the practice of restraint / Sallie McFague.

Publisher:

Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2013.

Physical:

225 ; 23 cm.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Summary:

In this timely book, McFague recalls her readers to the practices of restraint. In a world bent on consumption it is imperative that people of religious faith realize the significant role they play in advocating for the earth, and a more humane life for all. The root of restraint, she argues, rests in the ancient Christian notion of kenosis, or self-emptying. By introducing kenosis through the life stories of John Woolman, Simone Weil, and Dorothy Day, McFague brings a powerful theological concept to bear in a winsome and readable way.

Subject:

Human ecology--Religious aspects--Christianity

Subject:

Consumption (Economics)--Religious aspects--Christianity

Subject:

Christian saints--Biography.

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