Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9781589661776 Published July 2009

Christianity, Wilderness, and Wildlife

Susan Bratton

Susan Bratton

Distributed for University of Scranton Press

350 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2009
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9781589661776 Published July 2009
In Christianity, Wilderness, and Wildlife, Susan Bratton brings to life the tradition of Christian wilderness spirituality, from Noah’s and Moses’ experiences in the Old Testament to Celtic monasteries and the Franciscan order. She traces a long history of divine encounters in biblical literature such as visions, providential protection, spiritual guidance and calls to leadership—all of which highlight the importance of nature in Christian thought. This book will command the attention of the growing audience for works at the intersection of environment and spirituality.
Contents
Abbreviations for Translations of the Scriptures
Acknowledgements
 
1.   Introduction
2.   She Went and Wandered in the Wilderness (Genesis)
3.   The Water Became Sweet (The Exodus)
4.   The Paw of the Bear, the Paw of the Lion (David and Jonathon)
5.   The Mountain Haunts of the Leopards (Writings)
6.   Fed by Ravens (The Former Prophets, Elijah and Jonah)
7.   Jackals in Her Palaces (Later Prophets)
8.   And He withdrew to an Isolated Place (Intertestamental Times, Christ, and John the Baptist)
9.   The Desert Road (Acts and Revelations)
10. The Original Desert Solitaire (Desert Monasticism)
11. Oaks, Wolves, and Love (Celtic Monasticism)
12. The Cave Outside the City (St. Francis)
13. The Limits of Western Wilderness (The Reformation)
14. Spiritual Journeys -- On-and Off-Trail (Contemporary Questions)
15. Mountain Crests, Desert Canyons (Contemporary Questions)
16. The Wild and the Kingdom (Protecting the Wild)
 
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Biblical Citations
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