While searching through the archives of poet and author Evelyn Underhill, Grace Brame discovered four important handwritten retreats given by Underhill that were thought to be lost. In these writings, Underhill takes up some of the timeless themes of spiritual life: the call of God, sanctity, inner grace, and our purpose in life.
A prominent scientist and scholar documents and explains the thoughts, actions, and legacies of spiritual ecology's pioneers from ancient times to the present, demonstrating how the movement may offer the last chance to restore a healthy relationship between humankind and nature.
Argues that only a religious point of view - seeing human agency as central to both the devastation and the reclamation of planetary life - is viable. Such a view must include social, economic, cultural, as well as theological transformation in order to be effective in confronting threats to the ecosystem.