Living Sustainably toward Social Justice: Asceticism Revisited

  • Paula M. Cooey
Part of the New Approaches to Religion and Power book series (NARP)


Can a person live a life of self-denial in the service of others and enjoy it? Is such a life liberating? Does this life require withdrawal from this world or rejection of it? A growing number of people would answer a resounding “yes” to the first two questions and an emphatic “no” to the second one, which begs a further question: How does a life of self-denial free a person, bringing joy in the process? How does a life of self-denial square with the pursuit of happiness?


Social Justice Carbon Footprint Sixteenth Century Dominant Culture Religious Freedom 
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