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Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

Belden C. Lane


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 t ... More

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199927814
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199927814.001.0001


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Belden C. Lane, author

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