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The Art of Being a Creature

Meditations on Humus and Humility
  • By Ragan Sutterfield
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From AI to the Anthropocene, technological power has pushed human life to the limits. It's at those limits that we're faced again with the questions of who we are and how we should live. What if a study of the soil, the humus from which humanity came, could shed light on our condition? What if attending to the soil could teach us something about how we should live?

In The Art of Being a Creature, Ragan Sutterfield explores these questions in conversation with the ground. Turning a compost pile while meditating on kenosis or reflecting on St. Bernard while examining fungal hyphae, Sutterfield seeks to recover the practice of humility by looking at the humus. The path toward being fully human, he finds, is not to be discovered through a spiritual seeking in the heavens, but through a pilgrimage to the soil beneath our feet. Anyone who reads The Art of Being a Creature will never see the soil, or their life upon it, the same again.

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    • SKU: 9781666730760
    • Manufacturer: Cascade Books
    • ISBN 13: 9781666730760
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2024
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Ragan Sutterfield

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