Saturday, May 07, 2016

Pg. 99: Daniel Capper's "Learning Love from a Tiger"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: Learning Love from a Tiger: Religious Experiences with Nature by Daniel Capper.

About the book, from the publisher:
Learning Love from a Tiger explores the vibrancy and variety of humans’ sacred encounters with the natural world, gathering a range of stories culled from Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Mayan, Himalayan, Buddhist, and Chinese shamanic traditions. Readers will delight in tales of house cats who teach monks how to meditate, shamans who shape-shift into jaguars, crickets who perform Catholic mass, rivers that grant salvation, and many others. In addition to being a collection of wonderful stories, this book introduces important concepts and approaches that underlie much recent work in environmental ethics, religion, and ecology. Daniel Capper’s light touch prompts readers to engage their own views of humanity’s place in the natural world and question longstanding assumptions of human superiority.
Learn more about Learning Love from a Tiger at the University of California Press website.

The Page 99 Test: Learning Love from a Tiger.

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