Who is God? Why are we on Earth? What happens after we die? Advancements in science and technology have stretched our understanding of the Universe to the very edge of comprehension, leading many of us to revisit some of humanity's greatest questions. This books brings together the exciting ideas, images and thoughts about God, life and death of scientists, theologians,and thinkers of our time.
Schenk, cofounder of Imago (www.imagoearth.org), a "nonprofit ecological organization that creates tangible ways to live in harmony with the earth," has put together a fine collection of thoughtful reflections on God, life, and death. The book is organized into three parts-"Where Did We Come From?"; "Why Are We Here?"; and "Where Are We Going?"-each divided into two perspectives, personal and universal, with an attempt to balance the individual within the greater sphere of humanity in the world. This is a work of cosmological micro-memoirs, visions of the self, reflecting upon Earth and God but also reading like a narrative of poetic spiritualities-all linked by the desire to identify the sacred in the world. It may also be seen as a contribution to the literature of sacred ecology, with its diverse group of contributors (ranging from scholars and monastics to a poet, a farmer, and a former hospital administrator) and writing styles. Recommended for public libraries and collections devoted to theology as well as ecology.-Anthony J. Elia, JKM Theological Lib., Chicago (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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December 01, 2006
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