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August 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm$25
A Zoom Conversation with Mark Wallace
Christianity, Ecology, and the Unity of All Things
Friday, August 21st, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET.
A new but ancient vision of the world, where Spirit enfleshes itself within everything that grows, walks, flies, and swims on Earth.
Drawing on the Christian tradition of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, as well as beliefs of Indigenous and non-Western spiritual communities, eco-theologian Mark Wallace will explore a vision of God in all things through a new but ancient vision where Spirit enfleshes itself within everything that grows, walks, flies, and swims on Earth.
Appearing as a winged creature at the time of Jesus’ baptism, the Holy Spirit of the New Testament signals a kind of “Christian animism”—the deep grounding of original faith in the unity of all created things: divine life and birdlife, divinity and animality, spirit and flesh. We will ask whether a recovery of natural divinity in Christian thought can enable faith today to return to its original vision and encourage us to restore our living planet.