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Super, Natural Christians
A former dean at Vanderbilt University's Divinity School, Sallie McFague calls Christians down to earth. In a readable and available style, alive with concrete imagery and autobiographical material, McFague crafts a Christian spirituality centered on nature as the focus and locus of our encounter with the divine. She helps us see all life as created in the image of God.
Paperback, 220 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by Augsburg Fortress Publishing
(first published September 5th 1997)
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The vast majority of the book was wonderful. McFague does well in painting a philosophical, ecological theology. In theory, her work is great and much needed for the Church today. Where I disagreed with McFague was in practice. Are all pets oppressed, enslaved beings? Does humanity strip the subject-hood of animals by domesticating them? Beyond that, the line "It is only human beings who rape, overeat, and murder..." (p. 64) gave me little confidence in her remaining arguments. McFague was highl ...more