On the Lived Theology Reading List: Natural Saints

Natural Saints: How People of Faith Are Working to Save God's Earth, by Mallory McDuffHow People of Faith Are Working to Save God’s Earth

There is a growing literature addressing the connections between American religion and environmentalism. In Natural Saints, Mallory McDuff, a professor of environmental education at Warren Wilson College, focuses readers’ attention on the specific case studies of religious people who have struggled to respond to climate change and ecological devastation. McDuff documents how churches, clergy, and laity have all found spiritual meaning in working to help save the environment. Using fieldwork and interviews, she chronicles how efforts as divergent as battles to end mountaintop coal removal in Kentucky and feed the poor out of church gardens in Wisconsin are deeply tied to the beliefs and theology of faith communities.

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