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Tag Archives: Sallie McFague

Creation as the Body of God

This earth is the very Body of God, and it is from this body that we are born, live, suffer, and resurrect to eternal life. Continue Reading Creation as the Body of God

Curbing Our Appetites

What Do We Do With Money? Curbing Our Appetites Friday, September 24, 2021 Sallie McFague (1933–2019) was a renowned scholar in the theological disciplines of ecology, economics, and feminist Christianity. In her book Blessed Are the Consumers, she calls consumerism “the most successful religion on the planet” with catastrophic results for humanity and our planet.… Continue Reading Curbing Our Appetites

Loving God by Loving the World

Franciscan Ecological Wisdom Loving God by Loving the World Thursday May 21, 2020 I have often wondered what might compel more Christians to take personal responsibility to mitigate climate change. With all the scientific evidence we’ve been given, it doesn’t seem to be a head issue but a heart one. Scholar Sallie McFague (1933–2019) offers… Continue Reading Loving God by Loving the World

Finding God Everywhere

This Is My Body Finding God Everywhere Friday, March 8, 2019 Yesterday I shared theologian Sallie McFague’s model of the universe as the body of God. Let’s continue exploring this concept and its implications. McFague writes: We know God—we have some intimation of the invisible face of God—through divine incarnation in nature [what Franciscans call… Continue Reading Finding God Everywhere

The Universe Is the Body of God

This Is My Body The Universe Is the Body of God Thursday, March 7, 2019 The bread and the wine together are stand-ins for the very elements of the universe, which also enjoy and communicate the incarnate presence. Authentically Eucharistic Christians should have been the first to recognize the corporate, universal, and physical nature of… Continue Reading The Universe Is the Body of God

Creation Is the Body of God

Creation: Week 2 Creation Is the Body of God Monday, February 19, 2018 This week I’m drawing from several theologians and spiritual teachers I respect. I hope these introductions will inspire you to seek out their work and learn more! Today I offer Sallie McFague’s (b. 1933) excellent model of creation as God’s body. I… Continue Reading Creation Is the Body of God

Loving Our Neighbor

Self-Emptying Loving Our Neighbor Friday, December 15, 2017 This week I’ve shared a few quotes from theologian Sallie McFague. Today I’d like to offer a longer excerpt from her book, Blessed Are the Consumers: Climate Change and the Practice of Restraint. Sallie invites us into practical methods of self-emptying—kenosis—that we need if humans and so… Continue Reading Loving Our Neighbor

Paschal Mystery

Self-Emptying Paschal Mystery Thursday, December 14, 2017 Given our twin planetary crises of climate change and unjust financial distribution, what is needed is not more information but the will to move from belief to action, from denial to profound change at both personal and public levels. The religions of the world, countercultural in their assumption… Continue Reading Paschal Mystery

We Love by Letting Go

Self-Emptying We Love by Letting Go Monday, December 11, 2017 We cannot love God unless we love God’s world. Christians [should] have always known this, because an incarnate God is a world-loving God; but now it takes on new meaning and depth as we realize the radical interrelationship and interdependence of all forms of life.… Continue Reading We Love by Letting Go

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