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The Resource Backpacking with the saints : wilderness hiking as spiritual practice, Belden C. Lane

Backpacking with the saints : wilderness hiking as spiritual practice, Belden C. Lane

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Backpacking with the saints : wilderness hiking as spiritual practice
Title
Backpacking with the saints
Title remainder
wilderness hiking as spiritual practice
Statement of responsibility
Belden C. Lane
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Language
eng
Summary
Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders he encounters--Bell Mountain Wilderness with Søren Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh--demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' writings reveal the divine in nature. The discipline of backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual writings--Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi Muslim--but with the fascination of other lovers of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love
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YDXCP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Backpacking with the saints : wilderness hiking as spiritual practice, Belden C. Lane
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1
  • Power of Wilderness and the Reading of Dangerous Texts
  • Part 2
  • Pattern of Wilderness Spirituality
Control code
sky2ocm62020006
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780199927814
Lccn
2014006356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Backpacking with the saints : wilderness hiking as spiritual practice, Belden C. Lane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1
  • Power of Wilderness and the Reading of Dangerous Texts
  • Part 2
  • Pattern of Wilderness Spirituality
Control code
sky2ocm62020006
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780199927814
Lccn
2014006356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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