Pilgrimage through a Burning World

Pilgrimage through a Burning World : Spiritual Practice and Nonviolent Protest at the Nevada Test Site

By (author) 

List price: US$31.96

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


For two decades the Nevada Desert Experience has organized nonviolent action at the Nevada Test Site as part of the global movement to end nuclear testing. Pilgrimage through a Burning World illuminates how the Franciscan-based group has crafted a contemporary desert spirituality that integrates religious ritual and political action to grapple with the challenges of an institutionalized and internalized nuclear world. Ken Butigan shows how the annual pilgrimage to the test site has contributed to the personal transformation of people "on both sides of the fence" at the test site and to the worldwide emergence of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 120.4 x 255.02 x 15.24mm | 345g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791457788
  • 9780791457788

Review quote

"Through a series of anthropological and theological speculations--coupled with photographs and first-person accounts--Butigan argues that this unique desert pilgrimage/social action reflects a new post-nuclear asceticism capable of bringing traditional spiritual longings into dialogue with contemporary political realities."
show more

About Ken Butigan

Ken Butigan is Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Saint Martin's College and Program Coordinator of the From Violence to Wholeness Program at the Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service. He is coeditor (with Philip N. Joranson) of Cry of the Environment: Rebuilding the Christian Creation Tradition.
show more