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Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

(ECOLOGY and JUSTICE)

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"Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor" represents Leonardo Boff's most systematic effort to date to link the spirit of liberation theology with the urgent challenge of ecology. Focusing on the threatened Amazon of his native Brazil, Boff traces the ties that bind the fate of the rain forests with the fate of the Indians and the poor of the land. In this book, readers will fin ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published March 15th 2002 by Orbis Books (first published September 11th 1997)
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Tim
Aug 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Cry of the Earth Cry of the Poor is so similar in theme and style to Boff's earlier work, Ecology Liberation, that I'm mostly going to link to my review for that one. Although the two books share many of their strengths and weaknesses, Cry of the Earth is clearly the more polished and mature work. If you're going to read one book by Boff, I expect this is the one.

With one exception. In this book, Boff gives himself more space than before to talk about cosmology and quantum mechanics, with disast
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Yaotl Àltan
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Habla de la depredación humana en el planeta por nuestra falta de sensibilidad y apego a la tierra. El amor con el que Leonardo Boff escribe le da un toque único al libro, porque vierte su cristianismo en cada relato.
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Leonardo Boff, born as Genézio Darci Boff, in Concórdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil, on the December 14, 1938. He is the grandson of Italian immigrants from the region of Veneto who came to Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in the final part of the nineteenth century. He received his primary and secondary education in Concórdia - Santa Catarina, Rio Negro - Paraná, and Agudos - São Paulo. He studied Philosop ...more

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