Grounded

Grounded

Finding God In The World : A Spiritual Revolution

Book - 2015
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"Religion is on the decline in America as many people leave behind traditional religious practices. Diana Butler Bass argues that what appears to be a decline actually signals a major transformation in how people understand and experience God. The distant God of conventional religion has given way to a more intimate sense of the sacred that is with us in the world. This shift, from a vertical understanding of God to a God found on the horizons of nature and human community, is at the heart of a spiritual revolution that surrounds us and that is challenging not only religious institutions but political and social ones as well. Grounded explores this cultural turn as Bass unpacks how people are finding new spiritual ground by discovering and embracing God everywhere in the world around us, in the soil, the water, the sky, in our homes and neighborhoods, and in the global commons. Faith is no longer a matter of mountaintop experience or institutional practice; instead, people are connecting with God through the environment in which we live."--From publisher.
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, c2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062328540
0062328549
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 24 cm.

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Apr 03, 2016

In a simple sentence, this book emphasizes that we shouldn't be looking for God upwards, but in the world around us - both the environment and the people we live with as well as try to avoid. This may explain why, as the book points out, more and more people in nominally "Christian" nations are staying away from church, or disaffiliating from the faith altogether.

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