Winged with Longing for Better Things

Sylvia Sweeney

Nov/2019, 192 Pages, PAPER, 5 x 7

ISBN-13: 9781640651425

  • A Lenten devotional written from an eco-feminist perspective
  • Deeply affirming of women and of our created world

Rather than classical penitence, this book emphasizes intercession, solidarity, and preparation. Its aim is to help readers learn to view the world incarnationally and sacramentally. In rejecting one's own embodiment and the natural world, the earth is being irreparably harmed by our destructive actions. The book invites readers to move beyond sympathy for those in strife into action and advocacy on the behalf of the earth and its less powerful inhabitants. Photographs and poetry enhance the daily devotional readings.

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Audience: Those seeking a new perspective on Lent, feminists, environmental advocates, worship leaders, study groups

SYLVIA SWEENEY is Dean and President of Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont. With a doctorate in Liturgical Studies from Graduate Theological Union, she has worked with progressive Christians seeking to expand their own vision for spiritual formation. As a professor of Liturgical Studies and of Homiletics, she helps church leaders and those preparing for ordained ministry bridge the divide between academia, the pew, and our busy city streets.

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Keywords

  • Lent
  • progressive
  • feminist
  • ecology
  • women’s studies
  • sustainability
  • devotional

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