Behold the Lilies

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Jesus and the Contemplation of Nature–A Primer

By:H. Paul Santmire
Pages:110
Publisher:Cascade Books
Dimensions:152mm x 229mm
ISBN:9781532616471

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Behold the Lilies draws from the riches of the author’s long-standing work in the theology of nature and ecological spirituality, especially from his classic historical study, The Travail of Nature (1985), and from his Franciscan exploration in Christian spirituality, Before Nature (2014). In this new volume, Santmire maintains that those who would follow Jesus are mandated not just to care for the earth and all its creatures but also to contemplate the beauties of the whole creation, beginning with “the lilies of the field.” His first-person reflections range from “Scything with God” to “Rediscovering Saint Francis in Stone,” from “Taking a Plunge in the Niagara River” to “Pondering the Darkness of Nature.” Behold the Lilies offers brief spiritual reflections that can be read in any order, over a period of time. This accessible primer will be welcomed not only by those who have already identified themselves with the way of Jesus but also by others who are searching for a contemplative spirituality attuned to global ecological and justice issues.

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Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Pages

110

By

H. Paul Santmire

Publisher

Cascade Books

Dimensions

152mm x 229mm

ISBN

9781532616471