Grounding the Spirit: An Ecofeminist Pneumatology

Sharon Betcher

in Ecospirit

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780823227457
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236626 | DOI:

Series: Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia

Grounding the Spirit: An Ecofeminist Pneumatology

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This chapter analytically engages the theological history of Spirit, that concept by which Christianity has often escaped the tug of gravity. By opening out the aversions to ground that have been carried in theologies of Spirit, it hopes to release Spirit in and for “organic transcending.” When Spirit gets grounded, we may then circulate our life love as a groundswell, rather than as a transcendental updraft.

Keywords: ecofeminism; ecological theology; Spirit; earth; Christianity

Chapter.  8115 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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