The Great Conversation

The Great Conversation

Nature and the Care of the Soul

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"The Great Conversation is Lane's multi-faceted treatise on a spiritually centered environmentalism. At the core is a belief in the power of the natural world to act as teacher. In a series of personal anecdotes, Lane pairs his own experiences in the wild with the writings of saints and sages from a wide range of religious traditions. A night in a Missourian cave brings to mind the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola; the canyons of southern Utah elicit a response from the Chinese philosopher Laozi; 500,000 migrating sandhill cranes rest in Nebraska and evoke the Sufi poet Farid ud-Din Attar. With each chapter, the humility of spiritual masters through the ages melds with the author's encounters with natural teachers to offer guidance for entering once more into a conversation with the world."--wordery.com.
Publisher: New York : OXFORD University Press, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780190842673
0190842679
Branch Call Number: 201.77 LANE
Characteristics: xii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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