This book goes a long way towards undoing some of the most poignant mistakes made by traditional theologians who seek to divide the great ground of being into discreet plots for study. Religion, be it Buddhist, Christian or any other, is, at its heart not a set of received doctrines, but teachings about how to live. In this book Ruether and Gross weave together their life stories, the religions they practice, the teachings of those religions and the urgent questions that face people of faith today. The urgent question, of course, is how to weave back together all the pieces that reductionist thinking has split apart and in so doing reconnect us and the earth which gives us life.
This is a deeply readable and moving book. Its truth is greater than its title.