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10. Alastair McIntosh - Spirituality


Classified Index of Articles on Spirituality, Theology, Religion & Philosophy


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253. 2015. Living in the Carrying Stream (a reflection on intergenerational transmission, Isle of Lewis), Dioghlum: Magazine of the Kinloch Historical Society, Isle of Lewis, No. 49, July 2015, pp. 5-7.


252. 2015. Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service, book co-authored with Matt Carmichael, Green Books, Cambridge, 24 September 2015 (formal year of publication is given as 2016, apparently a publishing convention for books released late in the year), hardback, £19.99.


251. 2015. Canoe Pilgrimage to Boreray: Celtic Era Burial site at Field of the Monks in Outer Hebrides & Birth Place of the Grandfather of the First Man on the Moon, photo documentary, September, web published by Alastair McIntosh.


249. 2015. To become ‘the People of the Cross’: Climate Change, Violence and some Meanings of Creation in Our Times, Public Lecture to Ireland Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), delivered 10 Apr 2015, also available at this link.


248. 2015. Book review of John F. Gavin SJ's A Celtic Christology: the Incarnation according to John Scottus Eriugena, Third Way, 39:4, May 2115, p. 40.


246. 2015. The People of the Cross? Blessing of a Cross of Shells by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the Afghanistan War Commemoration, correspondence and items in The Friend.


244. 2015. Seeds of Fire, conference address on climate change and the community, The Sisters of the Cross and Passion, Larne, Northern Ireland, 8 February 2015.


243. 2015. Burning in the Name of God (The "Islamic" State), Bella Caledonia (online), 4 Feb 2015.


242. 2015, Scalpay Lighthouse Pathway Opening Address (13 Sept 2014), De Tha Dol, Harris Voluntary Service, Isles of Scalpay & Harris, Jan 2015, pp. 8-9.


240. 2014, Compass Points Within Eileana Bride, in Marianna Lines, The Traveller's Guide to Sacred Scotland, Gothic Image Publications, Somerset, pp. 264-266.


239. 2014, Book review of Stephen Finlan & Vladimir Kharlamov (eds) Theōsis: Deification in Christian Theology, Vols 1 & 2, The Expository Times, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, 126(2), pp. 93-94.


238, 2014, Where Stands Our Nineveh Today?, Sermon after the Scottish Referendum, delivered at Iona Abbey, Sunday 21 September.


235. 2014, Parables of Northern Seed: Anthology from BBC's Thought for the Day, Wild Goose Publications, The Iona Community, August, ISBN 9781849523028, £11.50, 144 pp..


233. 2014, Book Review of Donald Smith's Freedom and Faith & Doug Gay's Honey from the Lion (both on theology of Scottish independence referendum), Third Way, 37:5, June, p. 40.


232. 2014, Roineabhal, Isle of Harris, Scotland in Trust: magazine of the National Trust for Scotland, (part of a feature on what's worth conserving for the future), Spring 2014, p. 47.


230. 2014, Book review of When Soldiers Say No, edited by Andrea Ellner, Paul Robinson & David Whetham, Third Way, 37:4, May, p. 36.


228. The Cross: Faslane submarine base Easter address - theology for 3rd Millennium, The Friend (Quakers), 11 April; also illustrated version in Reform, United Reformed Church, June edition, p. 12 and web version with the American progressive Jewish site, Tikkun.


227. 2014, What is Ancestral Time? Returning to One's Destiny, Arts & Humanities Research Council project blog, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. For non-interactive but permanent PDF version click here.


225. 2013, Book review of In Defence of War by Nigel Biggar, Third Way, 36:10, December, p. 40.


224. 2013, The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium), commentary on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, The Friend, 6 December, p. 3.


223. 2013, Book review of The Power of Silence by Graham Turner, Reform Magazine (United Reformed Church), November, p. 34.


222. 2013, Can Liberation Theology Serve Indonesia? Semper Reformanda and the Spiritual Challenges of Our Times, Sola Experientia (Jurnal Teologi), Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Jakarta (Jakarta Theological Seminary), Vol 1:2, October 2013, 121-136.


221a. 2013, Growing up with Calvin (reflections on Island Spirituality), Third Way, 36:7, Sept 2013, pp. 24-26.


221. 2013, Island Spirituality: Spiritual Values of Lewis and Harris, Islands Book Trust, Kershader, 184 pp, price £10. As out of print from 2015, now in free PDF download.


218(a). 2012. The Liberation Theology of Pussy Riot, Coracle, The Iona Community, Autumn 2012, pp. 19-20.


218. 2012, Radical Human Ecology: Intercultural and Indigenous Approaches, co-edited with Lewis Williams (1) and Rose Roberts (2) in the Ashgate Research Companion series, Ashgate, London. Includes my chapters on "The Challenge of Radical Human Ecology to the Academy" and "Teaching Radical Human Ecology in the Academy", with a Foreword by Richard Borden of the Society for Human Ecology, 433 pp, ISBN 978-0-7546-9516-5, price £30 hardback.


217. 2012 The 'Sacredness' of Natural Sites and Their Recovery: Iona, Harris and Govan in Scotland, in Mallarach, J.-M., Papayannis, T. and Väisänen, R. (eds), The Diversity of Sacred Lands in Europe: Proceedings of the Third Workshop of the Delos Initiative – Inari/Aanaar 2010. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN and Vantaa, Finland: Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services - free PDF of complete volume from IUCN here.


216. 2012, Book review of 'A New Climate for Theology' by Sally McFague, Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, Vol5:3, 384-6.

214. 2011-12, O Donald Trump, Woe Donald Trump (poetry), EarthLines, Issue 1, May 2012, pp. 43-46 (first posted on Bella Caledonia blog 2011).


213. 2010. A Nonviolent Challenge to Conflict, Chapter 3 in David Whetham (ed., UK Defence Academy), Ethics, Law and Military Operations, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 44-64.


212. 2010. Foreword to Future Ethics: Climate Change and Apocalyptic Imagination, edited by Stefan Skrimshire, Continuum, London, 2010.


209. 2010. A Short Course in Liberation Theology, as used with participants at the GalGael Trust, 12pp. PDF.


208. 2010. Book Review: Patrick Hennessey's "The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing time and fighting wars", Third Way, March, 33:3, 39.


207. 2010. What Price the Earth? Climate Change Theology Post-Cop15, WM, World Mission Council of the Church of Scotland, January, No. 33, 1.


204. 2009. The Political Theology of Modern Scottish Land Reform, with Rutger Henneman (1), Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 3/3, 340-375.  


201. 2009. Review of Noel Charlton's Understanding Gregory Bateson: Mind, Beauty and the Sacred Earth (State University of New York Press, 2008), Coracle, Iona Community, 4/40, 23-24.


199. 2009, La parole et la recherche de l'unité: entretien avec Alastair McIntosh, Transitions, Numero 1, Paris (interview with Alastair McIntosh in French on Quaker consensual decision making process).


198. 2008, Review of "A Book of Silence" by Sara Maitland, Third Way, December 2008, online at http://www.thirdway.org.uk/editions/winter-2009/reviews/a-book-of-silence.aspx .


200. 2009, Wilderness near the end of Heaven, John Muir Trust Journal, Spring 2009, 10-11.


199. 2009, La parole et la recherche de l'unité: entretien avec Alastair McIntosh, Transitions, Numero 1, Paris (interview with Alastair McIntosh in French on Quaker consensual decision making process).


198. 2008, Review of "A Book of Silence" by Sara Maitland, Third Way, December 2008.


196. 2008, Rekindling Community: Connecting People, Environment and Spirituality, Schumacher Briefing No. 15, Green Books. ISBN 978-1-900322-38-6.


195. 2008, Some Contributions of Liberation Theology to Community Empowerment in Scottish Land Reform 1991 - 2003, (4 MB PDF) Thesis for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Published Works undertaken with the Academy of Irish Cultural Heritages, Faculty of Arts, University of Ulster.


194. 2008, Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition, Birlinn Press, Edinburgh, 289 pp. + x, £8.99, ISBN 978-1-84158-622-9.


189. 2008, Engaging the Powers of Walter Wink - an Activist's Testimony, (PDF file) in Enigmas and Powers: Engaging the Work of Walter Wink for Classroom, Church and World, ed. D. Seiple & Frederick W. Weidmann, Princeton Theological Monograph Series No. 79, 101-112.


185. 2006, Fire in the Bones (Theology of Spiritual Activism), Third Way, (also in .pdf of original), Vol. 29, No. 7, September 2006, pp. 12 - 15. Also published in the Jan/Feb 2007 issue of Tikkun, pp. 18 - 20, the progressive American Jewish magazine - www.tikkun.org .


184. 2006, Love and Revolution (collected poetry), Luath Press, Edinburgh, 96pp, £7.99, 4 September 2006, ISBN 1-905222-58-0. 


183. Entretien avec Alastair McIntosh: Quand la société civile et l'industrie s'impliquent dans une vision partagée (entretien par Béatrice Quasnik), Les Cahiers de Sol, Society for Organisational Learning, Paris, France, No. 6, Juin/June 2006, pp. 24 - 30, en .pdf. 


172. 2005, 3 contributions to The Encyclopaedia of Religion and Nature (2 volumes), Jeffrey Kaplan & Bron Taylor eds., Continuum International Publishing, London & NY, 2005 (www.religionandnature.com), comprising: 1) Scotland (the historical context of nature religion), 1503-1505, 2) Faerie Faith in Scotland, 633-634, and, 3) Scything & Erotic Fulfillment (vernacular work rhythms), 1507-1509.


171. 2005, Poverty, Chastity and the G8, Third Way, June (at press). Also on same page, book review for ECOS of "we are everywhere: the irresistible rise of global anticapitalism" (Verso, 2003).


168. 2005, Liberating Relationships with the Creation, Bulletin of the Scottish Church Theology Society, 2005.


167. 2005, Chronique d'une Alliance: Peuples autochtones et société civil face à la mondialisation, (the abridged French translation of Soil and Soul), Editions Yves Michel, Paris, ISBN 2 913492 30 4, €22, 351pp..  Ce blog est destiné aux lecteurs d'Alastair McIntosh afin qu'ils puissent se connaître, se faire connaître et s'exprimer sur les sujets abordés dans le livre.


161. 2004, Peace in the Tiger's Mouth, Chapter 16 of Seeking Cultures of Peace: a Peace Church Conversation, ed. Enns, Fernando, Holland, Scott & Riggs, Ann K., World Council of Churches (Geneva), Cascadia Publishing House (Telford, Pennsylvania) & Herald Press (Scottdale, Pennsylvania), pp. 215 - 226. 


152. 2003, The Power of Love: What Can Nonviolence Say to Violence?  Resurgence, No. 219, July/Aug, 42-44. Now also in PDF. Also, in Spanish translation as El Poder del Amor


150. 2003, Constitutional Theology, Community & Sovereignty of the Sea, in International Union for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade: Proceedings of the Edinburgh Conference 2001, International Union for Land Value Taxation, London, 2003, 70-85.


148. 2003, On Poverty, Chastity and Obedience, in A Living Quaker Witness to the Earth, The Earth: Our Creative Responsibility Group, Quaker Peace and Social Witness, Quaker Books, London,  pp. 18-19.


145. 2003, The Saltire Society / The Herald Debate - War, Religion and the British Constitution, text based on delivery at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 27 May.


143. 2003, Report to Scottish Quakers on Fact-finding Visit to the World Council of Churches (Decade for Overcoming Violence), Religious Society of Friends, Britain Yearly Meeting & General Meeting Scotland, 1 March 2003.


137. 2002, Kinship with Creation: Two Quakers Share their Views, Quaker Green Action, ISBN 0 9518766 3 5, 38 pp., UK (with Susannah Brindle, but this website gives only Alastair McIntosh's interview).


136. 2002, It's all about putting people in their place, text of address to the Rural Planning Symposium for Duhallow, published in The Irish Examiner, Cork, 21 June 2002. Also published in revised form on Open Democracy's website, with links to many key phrases, as Soil and Soul: Lessons from Ireland, 2002.


135. 2002, Roots for Living, occasional column in The Big Issue in Scotland, with Vérène Nicolas, on diverse social, environmental and spiritual issues. This link takes you to the index.


133. 2001, Origins of the Sex-Spirit Split, Sex and Spirit Conference - keynote address, Findhorn Foundation, 21 October 2001.


132. 2001, Sabbath and the Corporate Mammon: concluding the Harris Superquarry Debate, ECOS, British Association of Nature Conservationists, 22 (1), 46-52.


130. 2001, Mystery of Andrew, our forgotten saint (St Andrew and women's rights), Scottish Daily Mail, November 26, 10.


127. 2001, Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power, Aurum Press, London, ISBN 1 85410 802 6, £17.99 hardback, 336pp..


126. 2001, Community, Power and Peace: Healing Nationhood, Historic Peace Churches' Consultation for the WCC - Theology and Culture: Peacemaking for the Globalised World, conference at Bienenberg Theological Seminary, Basel, Switzerland, 25-29 June 2001, publication pending as conference proceedings; currently published to conference website www.peacetheology.org.


125. 2001, Pagan Presbyterianism? Protest and Prophetic Theology, The Friends' Quarterly, Kent, 32:7, 300-309


123. 2000. Defying the Corporate Golem (Lafarge Redland, Corporate "Human" Rights and the British Constitution), Foundations, William Temple Foundation, 3:4, 27.


120. 2000, "The whole house of Islam, and we Christians with them": an Interview with "the Last Orientalist" (Professor William Montgomery Watt), The Coracle, 3:51, Iona Community, (with Bashir Maan (1)), 8-11. Now also in PDF.


119. 2000, A Sabbath of the Land (Harris superquarry reconciliation, and SAC conservation area theology), Stornoway Gazette, 20 July, 4, being reprinted in ECOS: Journal of the British Association for Nature Conservation, autumn 2000.


117. 2000, God versus Trident: Constitutional Theology in Legal Defence, legal arguments prepared for Ellen Moxley of the "Greenock Three" Peace Women, Greenock Sheriff Court.


116. 2000, Healing Nationhood: Essays on Spirituality, Place and Community, including Land, Power & National Identity commissioned by the Russian Academy of Sciences, Curlew Productions, Kelso, with the Centre for Human Ecology and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, 144pp., ISBN 1 900259 95 8, £7.50. 


113. 2000, Saint Andrew – Nonviolence and National Identity, Theology in Scotland, St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, VII:1, 55-70.  


112. 2000, The Case for God: Carbeth Hutters’ Feudal Defence Against Eviction, Ecotheology, Sheffield Academic Press, Issue 8, 86-110.  


109. 2000, God in All Creation: Address introducing business theme at Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Quaker Monthly, Quaker Home Service, 79:2, July 2000, 163-167 and at press with Christian.


108. 2000, God, Creation and Yearly Meeting 2000, The Friends Quarterly, Kent,, 32:2, 49-58.


106. 1999, Land, Power & National Identity: Modern Russia and the Spirituality of Nationhood – a View from Scotland, Russian Academy of Sciences Department of Economics (English and Russian translation per Dr Dmitry Lvov, Head of Department), Moscow, 89pp.; reprinted as lead item in Healing Nationhood (Curlew Productions), 2000, see above.  


104. 1999, The Politics of Holy Places, Land & Liberty, Henry George Foundation, London, Autumn, 15.


100. 1999, Liberation Theology in Scottish Community Empowerment, in Popular Education and Social Action in Scottish Communities, Ian Martin, Jim Crowther and Mae Shaw, (eds.), National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester, 205-215.  


94. 1998, An evaluation of the historical condemnation of usury, Accounting, Business & Financial History, Routledge, London, (with Wayne Visser (1)), Vol. 8:2, 175-190 - Now also in PDF.


89. 1997, Cold hearts who cast the first stone (Victorian family values v. Biblical sexual ethics), The Herald, Glasgow, 17 November, 15.


88. 1997, Music, religion and some questions of scripture, Stornoway Gazette, 22 May, 8.


72. 1996, MacMoses’ motorway: exegesis of the M77 “Pollok Free State” motorway protest through scriptural recontextualisation of Numbers 11, Lady Godiva, 19, 18-20.  


69. 1995, (233KB) Introduction to the Isle of Harris Proposed Superquarry Public Inquiry Theological Testimony (with complete Inquiry testimonies of the Rev. Professor Donald MacLeod, Chief Sulian Stone Eagle Herney and prefacing a commentary by Professor Alesia Maltz on the relevance to the American constitutional position on religion and politics), Journal of Law and Religion, XI:2, 755-788 (and appendix, 789-791).  


42. 1992, Open letter to Keith Schellenberg, “Laird” of Eigg, Reforesting Scotland, 7, 30-31, (with Tom Forsyth (2) and Bob Harris (3)) (applied liberation theology).


39. 1992, (333 KB), The GulfWatch Papers: An international peace movement analysis of the Gulf War in Israel-Palestine and psychospiritual context, Edinburgh Review, 87, 13-71, (with Alastair Hulbert (1)). Now also in PDF.


30. 1990, Call to re-enchantment, Presbyterian Herald, Church of Ireland, June 1990, 9 & 11; also, The Friend, 26 Jan, 111-112.  


2.  1979, Mystical experience, hallucination and belief in God, Christian Parapsychologist, Churches' Fellowship for Psychical and Spiritual Studies, New Romney, 3:1, 3-8. Reprinted, 1979, Journal of the Academy of Religion and Psychical Research, USA, 2:3.  




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