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Fragments of the Spirit: Nature, Violence, & the Renewal of Creation.

Mark I. Wallace

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ISBN 10: 1563383829 / ISBN 13: 9781563383823
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Title: Fragments of the Spirit: Nature, Violence, &...

Publisher: Trinity.

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In Fragments of the Spirit, Mark Wallace proposes that the Spirit goes well beyond the conventional Christian understanding of the force that unites the Father and the Son in the Trinity. Wallace presents a new model of the Spirit, one that is based on the earth and centered on life.The Spirit, writes Wallace, is the power that transforms and renews all forms of life. It is a natural force that heals the violence humans have done to nature and to one another.In the Bible—whether it the Spirit depicted as the divine wind in Genesis or the dove in the Gospels—the Spirit reveals herself as a life-form who creates, sustains, and renews humans and nature as they work together. The Spirit, Wallace demonstrates, is able to forge unity among enemies and to bring opposites together, overcoming the differences that define personal and community life.

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"A relentless and powerful attempt to uncover the 'green face of God'." (Bill McKibben)

"Mark Wallace sees the Spirit as the life of everything-and not just Christian things. His insights are provocative, controversial, original, and disturbing." (Walter Wink)

"In one word: Fascinating! Fragments of the Spirit is a new type of theological project that speaks to some of the major crises of the day with new resources and interpretations." (Rebecca S. Chopp)

"Fragments of the Spirit is a confrontation between Christian theology and radical nihilism. What makes it unique is not merely the equally formidable competence of its author both as theologian and a philosopher, but its ability to extract from often convoluted thinkers the quintessence of their thought in simple and intelligible language." (Rene Firard)

"The analysis of Christian theology's culpability in light of social and ecological crises proves plausible in Wallace's sound reasoning. His use of diverse and abundant sources strengthens the coherency and validity of his analytical argument. Although he provides incisive analysis, Wallace only offers cursory construction; hence, the reader is left with an amorphous notion of Wallace's pneumatology. However, this may have been intentional, as the theology outlined in his book is one of openness and flexibility. His lack of specificity encourages the reader to continue theological reflection long after the book's conclusion."—Stacy Martin, Interpretation, January, 2003 (Stacy Martin)

"Mark Wallace offers a rich and thoughtfulpneumatology in Fragments of the Spirit.Wallace manages to clearly outline the complicated clash between radicalnihilism, or the belief that life is pointless, and Christian hope." — Science & Theology News, May 2005 (Science & Theology News)

"A relentless and powerful attempt to uncover the 'green face of God'." (Sanford Lakoff)

"Mark Wallace sees the Spirit as the life of everything-and not just Christian things. His insights are provocative, controversial, original, and disturbing." (Sanford Lakoff)

"In one word: Fascinating! Fragments of the Spirit is a new type of theological project that speaks to some of the major crises of the day with new resources and interpretations." (Sanford Lakoff)

"Fragments of the Spirit is a confrontation between Christian theology and radical nihilism. What makes it unique is not merely the equally formidable competence of its author both as theologian and a philosopher, but its ability to extract from often convoluted thinkers the quintessence of their thought in simple and intelligible language." (Sanford Lakoff)

"The analysis of Christian theology's culpability in light of social and ecological crises proves plausible in Wallace's sound reasoning. His use of diverse and abundant sources strengthens the coherency and validity of his analytical argument. Although he provides incisive analysis, Wallace only offers cursory construction; hence, the reader is left with an amorphous notion of Wallace's pneumatology. However, this may have been intentional, as the theology outlined in his book is one of openness and flexibility. His lack of specificity encourages the reader to continue theological reflection long after the book's conclusion."—Stacy Martin, Interpretation, January, 2003 (Sanford Lakoff)

“Mark Wallace offers a rich and thoughtfulpneumatology in Fragments of the Spirit.Wallace manages to clearly outline the complicated clash between radicalnihilism, or the belief that life is pointless, and Christian hope.” – Science & Theology News, May 2005 (Sanford Lakoff)

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