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The Resource Grounded : finding God in the world, a spiritual revolution, Diana Butler Bass

Grounded : finding God in the world, a spiritual revolution, Diana Butler Bass

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Grounded : finding God in the world, a spiritual revolution
Title
Grounded
Title remainder
finding God in the world, a spiritual revolution
Statement of responsibility
Diana Butler Bass
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The headlines are clear: religion is on the decline in America as many people leave behind traditional religious practices. Diana Butler Bass, leading commentator on religion, politics, and culture, follows up her acclaimed book Christianity After Religion by arguing that what appears to be a decline actually signals a major transformation in how people understand and experience God. The distant God of conventional religion has given way to a more intimate sense of the sacred that is with us in the world. This shift, from a vertical understanding of God to a God found on the horizons of nature and human community, is at the heart of a spiritual revolution that surrounds us and that is challenging not only religious institutions but political and social ones as well. Grounded explores this cultural turn as Bass unpacks how people are finding new spiritual ground by discovering and embracing God everywhere in the world around us, in the soil, the water, the sky, in our homes and neighborhoods, and in the global commons. Faith is no longer a matter of mountaintop experience or institutional practice; instead, people are connecting with God through the environment in which we live. Grounded guides readers through our contemporary spiritual habitat as it points out and pays attention to the ways in which people experience a God who animates creation and community. Bass brings her understanding of the latest research and studies and her deep knowledge of history and theology to Grounded. She cites news, trends, data, and pop culture, weaves in spiritual texts and ancient traditions, and pulls it all together through stories of her own and others' spiritual journeys. Grounded observes and reports a radical change in the way many people understand God and how they practice faith. In doing so, Bass invites readers to join this emerging spiritual revolution, find a revitalized expression of faith, and change the world."--Amazon.com
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DLC
Citation source
  • LJ 10/01/2015
  • PW 08/10/2015
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Grounded : finding God in the world, a spiritual revolution, Diana Butler Bass
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-314) 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
Introduction: Genesis -- Part One: Natural habitat. Dirt ; Water ; Sky -- Part Two: Human geography ; Roots ; Home ; Neighborhood ; Commons ; Revelation -- Afterword
Control code
sky2ocm74805361
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780062328540
Lccn
2015018071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Grounded : finding God in the world, a spiritual revolution, Diana Butler Bass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-314) 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
Introduction: Genesis -- Part One: Natural habitat. Dirt ; Water ; Sky -- Part Two: Human geography ; Roots ; Home ; Neighborhood ; Commons ; Revelation -- Afterword
Control code
sky2ocm74805361
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780062328540
Lccn
2015018071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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