Thursday, September 07, 2006

Soil and Soul (Alastair MacIntosh)

Very good, extremely interesting, and just the thing to remotivate my own small motionings towards ecological activism on an island. Lots of strong positives to the book, including that it took theology seriously, the one real negative was that the theological angle just wasn't very good (very liberal and new agey) - example (p219): "Traditional Christian theology saw its function as having been to appease once and for all God's wrath at human wickedness..."

Aaaggghhhh!!!! He really needs to read James Alison (or Hauerwas, or Lash....)

And yet: "The deepest activism is always spiritual activism." (p240)

Oh yes.

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