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Two Book Reviews-How Do We Become Green People and Earth’s Communities? Inventory, Metamorphoses, and  Metamorphoses, and Emergenc(i)es

Two Book Reviews-How Do We Become Green People and Earth’s Communities? Inventory, Metamorphoses, and  Metamorphoses, and Emergenc(i)es

BOOK REVIEW ONE Cláudio Carvalhaes. How Do We Become Green People and Earth’s Communities? Inventory, Metamorphoses, and  Metamorphoses, and Emergenc(i)es (York, PA: The Barber’s Son Press, 2022).  Journal of Hispanic / Latino Theology Volume 25 Number 1 Article 13 6-2023   Cláudio Carvalhaes graciously attributes to Leonardo Boff the paradigm shift in theology that invites us to “think with the earth” in Boff’s book Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor (1997). Yet Carvalhaes’s work is not only a new way of thinking, a new scientific paradigm shift as defined by Thomas Kuhn, but also an invitation to a…

Clarice Lispector – The Hour of the Star

Clarice Lispector – The Hour of the Star

Clarice Lispector – The Hour of the Star A part of a talk to pastors in Sweden Let me now point to Clarice Lispector’s novel The Hour of the Star that you all read. It seems that immigration and refugees are at the heart of your preoccupations and for me this novel speaks to the heart of it. I don’t know how you read it but I want to offer a way to read this novel from a context I know very well, the context of being an immigrant living in the United States. Lispector is bringing about the drama…

Literary Text-Remembering The Trees – The Cross, The Lynching Trees, and The Amazon Forest

Literary Text-Remembering The Trees – The Cross, The Lynching Trees, and The Amazon Forest

Remembering The Trees – The Cross, The Lynching Trees, and The Amazon Forest Cláudio Carvalhaes   “All important ideas must include the trees, the mountains, and the rivers.”  Mary Oliver   I didn’t know anything about trees until I met Wonder. Wonder lives at Adams Ricci Park in Enola, a very small town in Central Pennsylvania. She is next to this beautiful shallow and meandering creek called Conodoguinet, one of the hundred tributaries of the Susquehanna River, namely the oldest river on earth, dating circa 320-340 million years. Located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, the Susquehanna river…

Sermon-Video “Remembering The Trees – The Cross, The Lynching Trees and The Amazon Forest”

Sermon-Video “Remembering The Trees – The Cross, The Lynching Trees and The Amazon Forest”

**** SERMON STARTS AT 54 MINUTES *****   Remembering The Trees – The Cross, The Lynching Trees and The Amazon Forest Cláudio Carvalhaes Riverside Church March 26, 2023    Calvary, The Lynching Tree and the Amazon Forest – Taking Up the Cross Luke 9: 23-25   Quotes for contemplation: “Whoever does not love trees, does not love God.” Greek Orthodox monk, Elder Amphilochios of Patmos   “All important ideas must include the trees, the mountains, and the rivers.” Mary Oliver Leaves and Blossoms Along the Way   Luke 9: 23-25 23 Then he said to them all, ‘If any want…

Listen to the Podcast About “How Do We Become Green People and Earth Communities?”

Listen to the Podcast About “How Do We Become Green People and Earth Communities?”

Cláudio Carvalhaes, a brilliant earth thinker, theologian, liturgist, performer and artist, joins Neal Christie for a conversation about his latest book, “How Do We Become Green People and Earth Communities?” Buy Claudio’s book here: https://tinyurl.com/5ffxp4np  Or on any bookstore online. Don’t miss this enlightening conversation between two great minds (Claudio and Neal, I mean!) about the church, the future, and the way worship can bring us into harmony with creation. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/christianity-and-green-but-how-do-we-get-there/id1529142030?i=1000599406279