The Insurgency of the Spirit taps mutli-disciplinary methodologies of post-colonial biblical scholarship and anthropology, liberation theologies, indigenous studies, grief/trauma research, and nature-meditation writings to shape a constructive retrieval of the animist Jesus. The vision that emerges is one that sets forward an Earth-loving Jesus who challenges Christians in particular to mobilize against the destructive relationship that exists between imperial religion and political systems.
Robert E. Shore-Goss has continually been at the forefront of expanding the theological imagination of our time. The Insurgency of theSpirit is no exception. In a time of climate change, that desperately demands a liberative, anti-colonial ethic and a vision to lead us out of ecological peril, Shore-Goss delivers. He has a gift for both critically and appreciatively engaging complex intellectual histories and debates so that they can become relevant and prescient for the moment. Read this book and allow him to challenge and broaden your perception of the theological landscape before us.
Timely and provocative, this anti-imperial, animist, and comparative theology distills wisdom from Christianity, indigenous traditions, and Buddhism to offer vision and hope in facing climate disaster. No one will look at Jesus in the same old anthropocentric way after reading this book. I highly recommend it for faculty and students, religious leaders, and activists.