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A Place in Creation: Ecological Visions in Science, Religion, and Economics
Author: Hallman, David G. Is there hope for the future of the Earth? David Hallman answers with a resounding yes. Hallman explores exciting new concepts in the field of science, religious, and economics -- concepts that have the power to transform our understanding of our relationship to the rest of Creation. He reveals how intrinsically connected humans are to the whole ecosystem; how God wills a harmonious relationship between ourselves and the rest of Creation; and how our economy could be restructured to function in a less destructive relationship with the environment. Finally, he assesses political realities that could constrain or facilitate movement towards a more sustainable type of society.
Abundant Life: Rethinking Theology and Ecology from a Planet in Peril
Author: McFague, Sallie. McFague’s most recent offering is personal, prophetic, and will inspire readers to lead lives of action with deep theological moorings. She especially helps readers to navigate the complexities of global economics and other comprehensive concerns of our day, and emerge with resources for promoting abundant living for all creation.
Advent and Ecology: Resources for Worship, Reflection and Action
Author: Palmer, Martin and Anne Nash, Editors.
After Nature’s Revolt: Eco-Justice and Theology
Author: Dieter Hessel. A rich collection of essays that provides theological and ethical reflections helpful in confronting current ecological crises. Contributors study and respectfully interpret Christian worldviews to form a foundation for social and ecological justice. An excellent resource for reflection and discussion.
And God Saw That It Was Good
Author: Carretto, Carlo. An exploration of what it means to affirm the goodness of creation in the light of evils of history and the suffering of the innocent. In his characteristic style - at once poetic, joyful and profoundly moving - his words become a conversation between God and all of humankind.
At Home in the Cosmos
Author: Toolan, David. Retells how religion and science have shaped Western attitudes toward the environment; he gives a more sophisticated account of biblical and classical Christian theologies of nature than is usually reflected in environmentalist rhetoric.
Baptized into Wilderness: A Christian Perspective on John Muir
Author: Austin, Richard Cartwright. Austin, a Presbyterian minister and organic farmer, has a special vocation in environmental theology. This engaging portrait of America's first environmental activist uncovers spiritual roots of modern ecological consciousness.
Beauty of the Lord: Awakening the Senses
Author: Austin, Richard Cartwright. Austin, a Presbyterian minister and organic farmer, has a special vocation in environmental theology. “Written with great care and sensitivity, this series gives us the direction we need to fulfill our Christian responsibility for ‘the care of the earth’” (-Robert McAfee Brown).
Biology: Through the Eyes of Faith
Author: Wright, Richard T. The author brings a biblical perspective to theories on origins, contrasting creationism, intelligent design, and evolution. Highlighting the unique nature of biology and its interaction with Christian thought, Wright demonstrates that Christian stewardship can be the key to a sustainable future.
Breakthrough: Meister Eckhart's Creation Spirituality in New Translation
Author: Meister Eckhart, Matthew Fox. Fox brilliantly interprets Eckhart's themes and creates a spiritual path for the nineties.
Caring for Creation: Toward an Ethic of Responsibility
Author: Rowthorn, Anne W. In "Caring for Creation", Rowthorn decries the state of our planet and reproaches us as Christians for our "lack of appreciation for the connectedness of all life." Nothing in God's world is secular, she asserts; everything created is holy and to be revered. Christians, says Rowthorn, have for too long failed to realize this, and have acted as if the holy and sacred are to be found only in places of worship or within cloistered walls. The Church's most urgent need in today's world, argues Rowthorn, is to embrace a theology of creation that will ignite in all Christians a fervent love and sense of responsibility for all God's creation.
Christianity and Ecology
Author: Breuilly, Elizabeth and Martin Palmer, editors. Christians from very diverse backgrounds -- from Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, the Benedictine and Franciscan traditions and the World Council of Churches -- have contributed their different experiences of Christianity and ecology to this book. They look at the background to the present problems of our planet, and at biblical and Christian teaching and practice, and how these have contributed to the problem or helped in the struggle to find answers. Questions for discussion and materials for worship and meditation are included.
Christianity and Ecology: Seeking the Well-Being of Earth and Humans
Author: Hessel, Dieter T., and Rosemary Radford Ruether (eds). This valuable compendium of over twenty-five papers, presented at an historic Harvard conference on Christianity and ecology, represents a broad range of current Christian scholarship on ecological crises. The papers cover ethics, theology, sustainable development, and spirituality. The book is an excellent introduction with an extensive bibliography and index.
Creation Spirituality: Liberating Gifts for the Peoples of the Earth
Author: Fox, Matthew. Passionate and provocative, Fox uncovers the ancient tradition of a creation-centered spirituality that melds Christian mysticism with the contemporary struggle for social justice, feminism, and environmentalism.
Earth Revealing, Earth Healing: Ecology and Christian Theology
Editor: Denis Edwards. In Earth Revealing-Earth Healing, the authors attempt to make clear the way in which Christian theology opens out into a theology of Earth revealing and challenges us towards a practice of Earth healing. Earth Revealing-Earth Healing offers a rethinking of theology as a significant part of the rethinking that the human community must do in its stance toward creation. Aware that some theological attitudes have contributed to exploitative attitudes and to disregard for the good of the planet, the contributors are also convinced that the biblical and theological tradition has resources that can be retrieved and developed as an ecological theology. Such a theology can contribute to the healing of our planet.
Earthkeeping in the Nineties: Stewardship of Creation
Author: Wilkinson, Loren (ed.). This greatly revised and augmented edition of "Earthkeeping" updates the original edition while retaining the same breadth of perspective, reflecting the combined insights of Christian scholars in biology, physics, economics, literature, and philosophy. The book begins by laying out, with scientific precision, the state of the planet. Several chapters then carefully examine various historical and contemporary views of creation. Next the authors survey biblical and theological teaching relative to humanity's use of creation. The book concludes by offering hopeful, practical guidelines for an earthkeeping ethic.
Earthkeeping Ministries: A New Vision for Congregations
Author: Greenstone, Suse.
Ecology and Religion: Toward a New Christian Theology of Nature
Author: Carmody, John.
Embracing Earth: Catholic Approaches to Ecology
Author: Albert J. LaChance and John E. Carroll, Editors. Brings together original and seminal contributions by contemporary Catholic spiritual and mystical writers who explore the Christian view of nature and our place in it. Their writings address not only theological, philosophical, and spiritual parameters but specific, concrete issues as well.
For God So Loves the World: Peacemaking and the Care of God’s Creation
Author: Author White, Vera K. This curriculum consists of six sessions. Based on selected biblical passages on the care of creation. The session titles summarize the movement of the course: God Creates, God Reveals, God Gives Freedom, God Mourns the Brokenness, God Offers Rest and Peace, and God Redeems.
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