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100 1  Lane, Belden C.,|d1943-|eauthor. 
245 10 Backpacking with the saints :|bwilderness hiking as 
       spiritual practice /|cBelden C. Lane. 
264  1 New York, NY :|bOxford University Press,|c[2015] 
264  4 |c©2015 
300    xviii, 266 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  The allure of the wild: backpacking as spiritual practice 
       -- The risk-taking character of wilderness reading -- 
       Venturing out: the Irish wilderniss and Columbia of Iona -
       - Disillusionment: Laramie Peak and Tȟ̈rse of Lisieux -- 
       Desire: Rockpile Mountsin wilderness and Thomas Traherne -
       - Solitude: Bell Mountain wilderness and Søren Kierkegaard
       -- Traveling light: Gunstock Hollow and Dag Hammarskjold -
       - Mindfulness: Moonshine Hollow and Thich Nhat Hanh -- 
       Fear: the maze in Canyonlands and John of the Cross -- 
       Failure: Mt. Whitney and Martin Luter -- Dying: Mudlick 
       Mountain Trail and The Cloud of Unknowing -- Discernment: 
       Taum Sauk Mountain and Jelaluddin Rumi -- Community: Lower
       Rock Creed and Teilhard de Chardin -- Justice: the Mermec 
       River at Times Beach and Mohandas Gandhi -- Holy folly: 
       Aravaipa Canyon and Thomas Merton. 
520    "Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of
       the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane 
       embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and
       across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only
       such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of 
       Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Thomas Merton, and as he 
       walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders 
       he encounters--Bell Mountain Wilderness with Søren 
       Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh--
       demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare 
       view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' 
       writings reveal the divine in nature.   The discipline of 
       backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual 
       journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the
       early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial 
       spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, 
       practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages 
       the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual 
       writings--Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, 
       and Sufi Muslim--but with the fascination of other lovers 
       of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill 
       Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-
       earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual 
       practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the 
       beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane 
       suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what 
       we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love." 
       - Dust jacket. 
650  0 Nature|xReligious aspects. 
650  0 Wilderness (Theology) 
650  0 Backpacking|vMiscellanea. 
650  0 Books and reading|xReligious aspects. 
650  0 Spiritual life. 
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