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Green Sisters: A Spiritual Ecology

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Listen to a short interview with Sarah McFarland Taylor Host: Chris Gondek - Producer: Heron & Crane

It is perhaps the critical issue of our time: How can we, as human beings, find ethical and sustainable ways to live with one another and with other living beings on this planet? Inviting us into the world of green sisters, this book provides compelling answers from a va
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Hardcover, 363 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Harvard University Press
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K Kriesel
Second reading: I trudged through the stiff writing again and managed to pull some great information out of this book. Honestly finding subjects of of the Index and flipping to them was much more pleasant than reading cover-to-cover.

First reading: When I first discovered this book I was very excited about the concept and I quickly borrowed it from my local public library. Taylor's data-oriented, technical writing in the preface was appropriate...and I was so disappointed to discover this writin
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Caitlin
May 06, 2008 added it
Shelves: envrionmental
The topic of ecologically minded nuns is fascinating, and the book is well written. I only made it through the introduction and 1.5 chapters before I had to return it to the library. (this is an academic book, which explains the slow pace. There is a lot of information, (names, mostly) in here that I slowly started skipping in an attempt to get further and understand the larger picture. I'll definitely pick it up again sometime)
Joannah
Mar 06, 2010 rated it liked it
interesting topic. I was encouraged to read that many Catholic nuns have taken on environmental issues as central causes to their orders and are living environmentally sustainable lives. The book was a bit scholarly and hard to read though.
Melissa Robinson
Jun 02, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: academics interested in women's studies, theology or ecological movements
A fascinating topic! Looks at communities of Catholic sisters and nuns who are embracing a green lifestyle. Extremely interesting, unfortunately it is highly academic which dramatically limits its audience. I'd love to read a similar account written for the general public.
Jessica
Jan 09, 2008 rated it it was ok
Only a few brave academics probably enjoy reading someone's thesis, but excerpts gave insight into a subculture I never knew existed but if I was catholic would probably be a part of. ;-)
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