New Internationalist

Eco-spirituality

December 2004

In the name of God was sheer pleasure, particularly David Boulton’s superbly written ‘Who needs religion?’ It surprised me that your only reference to eco-spirituality was one para (God the unauthorized biography) relegating it to historical primitivism. That’s a shame: modern earth-based spirituality is alive and well, with a growing scholarly literature; see Thomas Berry’s The Great Work (1999, Bell Tower) for starters. Australia’s Earth Bible project is a Christian angle on eco-spirituality, but its uniqueness lies in being embedded in the best of scientific evolutionary knowledge combined with a total blindness to culture, creed and dogma.

Lee Andresen Ballina, Australia

Front cover of New Internationalist magazine, issue 374 This column was published in the December 2004 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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