The Land Mourns

In the September 1 issue of The Christian Century, I explore the prophet Hosea’s assertion that the land mourns.

“To take seriously the land’s mourning is to acknowledge that the grief that we feel—solastalgia, ecological grief, climate grief—is wider than our own lives. In that acknowledgment is an invitation to become even greater participants. What might happen if we used creation’s lament as inspiration for what to do with our own too rarely acknowledged grief?”

The essay is available here: https://www.christiancentury.org/article/critical-essay/land-mourns.

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