Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation

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5
JESUS FROM AN
ECOEEM1N1ST PERSPECTIVE

There is a history of dogmas and speculations, just as there is a
history of States. Very old customs, legal systems and institutions
continue in existence long after they have lost their meaning. That
which once has been does not want to lose its right to eternity;
what was once a good thing wants to be so now and for time
immemorial
.

Ludwig Feuerbach, L’Essence du christianisme

Ludwig Feuerbach, who was no ecologist or feminist, prompts me to speak of Jesus. He reminds me of the need to avoid eternalizing our religious formulations as if they were requirements of life itself. He invites me to keep alive the flame of the challenges and questions that life offers us now, and to seek to express my relationship with Jesus in the light of the challenges of our time.

How to speak of Jesus in light of the ecofeminist perspective I am developing? How to speak of him not just with methodological coherence, but out of my own relational life experience?

I would like to begin by sharing my own journey with Jesus. It is easier for me to speak in the first person. At certain points in the journey, questions and answers will appear as the moment calls for them. There is nothing extraordinary about my story, but I think that, along the way, some men (and perhaps many women) will identify with my experiences. To speak of one’s own journey is sim-

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