9780801022982

For the Beauty of the Earth : A Christian Vision for Creation Care

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801022982

  • ISBN10:

    0801022983

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/1/2001
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
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Summary

Illustrates the relationship between Christians & the natural world & explains what ecology has to do with theology.

Author Biography

Steven Bouma-Prediger is associate professor of religion at Hope College. His works include Evocations of Grace: The Writings of Joseph Sittler on Ecology, Theology, and Ethics, and The Greening of Theology: The Ecological Models of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Joseph Sittler, and J++rgen Moltmann.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
9(11)
Acknowledgments 11(2)
Introduction: Ecology and Theology in Dialogue 13(6)
Where Are We? An Ecological Perception of Place
19(20)
What's Wrong with the World? The Groaning of Creation
39(28)
Is Christianity to Blame? The Ecological Complaint against Christianity
67(20)
Is There a Connection between Scripture and Ecology? Biblical Wisdom and Ecological Vision
87(30)
How Should We Think of the Earth? A Theology and Ethic of Care for the Earth
117(20)
What Kind of People Ought We Be? Earth-Care and Character
137(24)
Why Worry about Spotted Owls and the Pacific Yew? An Apologia for Earth-Care
161(20)
Wherein Lies Hope? Christian Faith at Home on Earth
181(8)
Notes 189(24)
Bibliography 213(14)
Subject Index 227(6)
Scripture Index 233

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