Blessed Are the Consumers (Paperback)

Climate Change and the Practice of Restraint

By Sallie McFague

Augsburg Fortress Publishing, 9780800699604, 225pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2013

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In a world bent on consumption, it is imperative that people of religious faith realize the significant role they play in advocating for the earth, and a more humane life for all. Sallie McFague argues that the root of restraint lies in the ancient Christian notion of Kenosis, or self-emptying, which she introduces through the life stories of John Woolman, Simone Weil and Dorothy Day.