We Survived the End of the World: Lessons from Native America on Apocalypse and Hope

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Broadleaf Books
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5.91 X 8.79 X 0.75 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author
Steven Charleston is a leading voice of justice for Indigenous peoples, the environment, and spiritual renewal. A member of the Choctaw Nation, Charleston has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, BBC World News, and other outlets. The author of more than a dozen books on theology and spirituality, including Ladder to the Light, Charleston has served as the Episcopal bishop of Alaska, president and dean of the Episcopal Divinity School, and professor of systematic theology at Luther Seminary. He serves as the theologian in residence at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. Charleston lives with his wife, Susan, in Oklahoma.

"A retired Episcopal bishop and citizen of the Choctaw Nation, responds to climate change, Covid-19, and other global crises by invoking the wisdom of Indigenous leaders whose communities struggled against white settlement." --Publishers Weekly

"Steven Charleston's We Survived the End of the World is a poignant, deeply moving account of the many lessons the world can learn from Native American responses to the apocalypse of settler colonialism. These lessons are ever more urgently necessary now that the entire planet faces the predicament of the Indigenous peoples whose worlds were destroyed by maelstroms of avarice and aggression." --Amitav Ghosh, author of The Great Derangement

"Steven Charleston's voice is strong, clear, poetic, and possessed by great urgency. With this graceful and insightful weaving of history and activism, he reveals to his readers a reconfigured past, as well as the possibility of a brighter future if we can reclaim forgotten values and suppressed wisdom." --Alexandra Kleeman, author of Something New Under the Sun

"'The politics of fear drives us into bunkers.' In this reflection on the prophets and prophecies of Indigenous peoples, Steven Charleston invites us to imagine another way forward, invites us to emerge from these bunkers and face the uncertainties of apocalypse in communities built on relationship to each other and the other-than-human world around us." --Patty Krawec, author of Becoming Kin