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Political Spirituality in an Age of Eco-Apocalypse

Communication and Struggle Across Species, Cultures, and Religions

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

  3. The Question in the Biblical Tradition: Communication and Resistance

  4. The Question and the Christian Tradition: Communication and Empire

  5. The Question in Modernity: Communication Among the Subordinated

  6. The Question in Post-Modernity: Communication and Globalization

  7. Personal Conclusion: Communication and Spirituality in Post-Colonial Partnership

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 203-228

About this book


This book 'hunts and gathers' across different historical epochs and situations, juxtaposing biblical materials and hip-hop, Christian colonialism and vodou, personal experience and racial politics, poetics and high theory, in order to challenge the current crisis of sustainability from the perspective indigenous communities and deep ancestry.


America colonialism communication empire globalization Jazz performance play poetics politics religion religions spirituality sustainability tradition

About the authors

James Perkinson, Professor of Ethics and Systematic Theology, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Political Spirituality in an Age of Eco-Apocalypse
  • Book Subtitle Communication and Struggle Across Species, Cultures, and Religions
  • Authors James W. Perkinson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-50700-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-70108-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-48981-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 228
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Religion and Society
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"After providing a compelling and cogent account of the peril that currently faces the planet, Perkinson lays out a blueprint for Christian theology and spirituality that will help to preserve humanity's future. His ideas about how we can help ourselves out of this dangerous place represent perhaps the most important work and thinking of this sort in the past decade. I would recommend this book not only for religious studies classrooms but for any audience committed to a vision of religion that helps preserve our future here on earth." - Stephen G. Ray Jr., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, USA

Political Spirituality in an Age of Eco-Apocalypse is a celebration of life. Perkinson warns that if thoughtful, proactive measures ranging from policy shifts to full-scale ontological about-faces are not sought, then our apocalyptic fears will most certainly materialize. The book outlines how a turn toward indigeneity and the cultural sensibilities of those on the margins of social worlds and scientific research might stave off destruction.' Monica R. Miller, author of Religion and Hip Hop; Lehigh University, USA