On Being an Earth Being

Searching for the Spiritual in a Cosmic Sanctuary Called Planet Earth

By Norman C. Habel

On Being an Earth Being

paperback-logo

  • ISBN: 9781725259256
  • Pages: 176
  • Publication Date: 2/14/2020
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40
BUY FROM AMAZON.COM
Web Price: $14.40

On Being an Earth Being

Searching for the Spiritual in a Cosmic Sanctuary Called Planet Earth

By Norman C. Habel

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781725259256
  • Pages: 176
  • Publication Date: 2/14/2020
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40
BUY FROM AMAZON.COM

About-

What happens when you discover you are an Earth being and not just a human being? This volume traces my journey from being a child of Mother Church to being a child of Mother Earth, from being a human being cursed with original sin to being an Earth being blessed with innate spirituality. My journey includes probing the maze of mysteries called ecology, attending the Wisdom School of the ancient world, taking a cosmic journey with the traumatized Job, joining Aboriginal peoples of Australia in reading the spiritual landscape, and celebrating life in a cosmic sanctuary called Earth. These reflections are suitable not only for personal meditation, but for readings in worship contexts and for spirituality retreats or workshops.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“When someone has spent more than eight decades immersed in the Judeo-Christian Bible, one might expect that the bubble called ‘the world of the Bible’ to contain a person. Not Norm Habel. Habel has seen beyond the time of sacred writing to the traces of a more ancient wisdom. Sure, traces of that wisdom have survived in the treasures held in the Bible, and Habel has spent the more recent years of his indefatigable search prizing them out. But Habel has caught a glimpse of that ancient wisdom in indigenous spirituality, stories, and rituals. Far from mining them for his own enrichment, he has sat humbly before their custodians seeking from them how he might recover . . . himself, an Earth Being. Gone is the cultured, academic discourse of the past; now come the gentle meditations, the tentative wonder of a return home, the anxious reflections on how past and present, Christian and Earth Being, might celebrate life together.”

—Alan Cadwallader, Centre for Public and Contextual Theology, Charles Sturt University, Canberra, Australia

Contributors-

Norman C. Habel

Bio(s)-

Norman C. Habel is a Professorial Fellow at Flinders University. He is a biblical scholar who has specialized in the book of Job and wisdom literature. His initiatives include The Earth Bible Series, The Season of Creation, and Exploring Ecological Hermeneutics. He worked with the Aboriginal Rainbow Spirit elders in Queensland to produce Rainbow Spirit Theology: Towards an Australian Aboriginal Theology. His latest work, entitled Acknowledgement of the Land and Faith of the Indigenous Custodians after Following the Abraham Trail, is a challenge for the churches of Australia.

More from the Contributor(s)-

see all »

Our ImprintsExplore our different imprints . . .-

View Our Publishing Partners »
Explore our different imprints . . . View Our Publishing Partners »
© 2019-2020 Wipf and Stock Publishers. All Rights Reserved.