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A Climate of Desire: Reconsidering Sex, Christianity, and How We Respond to Climate Change

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Written for skeptics and believers alike, A Climate of Desire is an unconventional blend of the provocative ecological wisdom of the biblical writers with contemporary insights from sustainability experts and practitioners.

As we enter an increasingly agitated virtual age, and what many affirm is a new period of global warming, the way ahead demands rethinking and collabor
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Kindle Edition, 184 pages
Published September 26th 2018 by Wipf & Stock, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Pierre LeBel
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sasso is a great story teller drawing from science and scripture to awaken his readers to the present environmental crisis.
Jean Charest
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Weaving together subjects such as sex, Christianity, and climate change is the challenge Eduardo Sasso has sought to make us reflect upon in this book. I personally appreciated the fact that he brings secularism and Christianity into a dialogue on these issues as well.

To start with, the author seeks to make us to realize how the lifestyles of the Babylonians and Romans have influenced both our worldview and the way we live today. Often provocatively, Sasso raises awareness of ways in which self-
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David
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sasso has written a well-researched and poetic book of critical importance for our time. This is a must-read for anyone interested in developing or deepening their understanding of climate change and/or hoping to learn what might be done to mitigate its effects. For Christians, Sasso invites you to live-out earthkeeping as a central element to following God. However, no matter one’s religious affiliation, this text describes living rightly with the earth and its inhabitants as spiritual practice ...more
Joelle Dupont
Oct 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Très bon! Un sujet d'actualité, partagé avec beaucoup d'originalité. La lecture est facile et accessible à tous, tout en restant très bien documentée. Tous les chrétiens devraient prendre conscience du lein entre la foi et l'écologie, et ce livre est un bon départ!
Nana Michel
Oct 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Very deep and intense, this book will take you on a well written and documented journey to discover how ecology meets theology's design and purpose. I call it "Ecological Preaching". I gave it a 3 stars because it's a hard read.
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Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Climate of Desire is a lot of things: part autobiography, part history, part Biblical exegesis, part social change handbook. Yet it is fundamentally a work of imagination, like the vocation of the ancient prophets who whom Sasso calls us to listen to anew. Where the imagination of modern Western culture has been colonized by a materialist, industrialized vision of a desacralized cosmos, Sasso invites us to liberate our hearts and minds to dream ancient dreams once again, for the sake of the pl ...more
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I was drawn to this book because Sasso's perspective on climate change intrigued me. Drawing on ancient metaphors from the Judeo-Christian tradition, he posits that sex is a fitting metaphor through which to understand our relationship with the earth. For the most part, we are not practising a faithful, loving commitment to our planet. Drunk with the desire for more, we're prostituting ourselves with anything that will give us what we want -- and give it to us now. It's a really interesting meta ...more
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