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Ecotheology And The Practice Of Hope

Author : Anne Marie Dalton
ISBN : 9781438432984
Genre : Nature
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Looks at how ecotheology has created a new vision of the natural world and the place of humans within it.

Pillars In The History Of Biblical Interpretation Volume 1

Author : Stanley E. Porter
ISBN : 9781498202367
Genre : Religion
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This two-volume set is part of a growing body of literature concerned with the history of biblical interpretation. The ample introduction first sets key players into the story of the development of the major strands of biblical interpretation since the Enlightenment, identifying how different theoretical and methodological approaches are related to each other and describing the academic environment in which they emerged and developed. Volume 1 contains fourteen essays on twenty-two interpreters who were principally active before 1980, and volume 2 has nineteen essays on twenty-seven of those who were active primarily after this date. Each chapter provides a brief biography of one or more scholars, as well as a detailed description of their major contributions to the field. This is followed by an (often new) application of the scholar's theory. By focusing on the individual scholars and their work, the book recognizes that interpretive approaches arise out of certain circumstances, and that scholars are influenced by, and have influences upon, both other interpreters and the times in which they live. This set is ideal for any class on the history of biblical interpretation and for those who want a greater understanding of how the current field of biblical studies developed.

A Primer In Ecotheology

Author : Celia Deane-Drummond
ISBN : 9781498236997
Genre : Religion
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This book serves as an introduction to the burgeoning field of ecothology, illustrating both its variety and its commonality across different Christian theological divides. Some of the questions addressed in this short book include the following: How can the Bible still make sense in the context of climate change and biodiversity loss? Who on earth is Jesus Christ, and what does he mean for us in today’s world? How can Christians be faithful to their traditions while responding to pressing calls to be engaged in environmental activism? What is the relationship between theory and practice, and local as well as global demands, and how is this relationship expressed in different ecclesial settings? How can we encourage each other to develop a sense of the earth as divine gift? Written in clear, accessible style, this book walks readers through difficult concepts and shows the way different sources in Christian theology have responded to one of the most significant cultural issues of our time.

Good Food

Author : Jennifer R. Ayres
ISBN : 1602589844
Genre : Political Science
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Everything about food and eating is broken. At the public policy level, legislation has increasingly favored mass-produced products in order to provide the largest amount of food to the greatest number of people at the lowest possible prices--regardless of the consequences. Public policy decisions have created a food system that is constantly political and often hostile and that involves an increasing number of economic stakeholders. Decisions about food production have become removed from the consumers they affect. In Good Food, Ayres chronicles the story of people ignorant of the source of their food, perhaps even the ingredients, and in many cases uninformed about the theological and psychological significance of food shared in community. Good Food is a practical theology grounded in rich ethnographic research that moves beyond a first world understanding of food and acknowledges the food practices of diverse populations. Because Ayres finds the Christian approach to food lacking, she turns to actual practices of food justice, discovering in the process a rich theology for food. Ayres challenges Christians to participate in communal initiatives that will make a real difference--to support local farmers, start their own gardens, and advocate for fair food policies. Good Food equips readers with the theological and practical tools needed to ensure that which sustains us: food.

Plants As Persons

Author : Matthew Hall
ISBN : 9781438434308
Genre : Philosophy
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Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.

Nonviolence To Animals Earth And Self In Asian Traditions

Author : Christopher Chapple
ISBN : 9780791498774
Genre : Philosophy
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This book probes the origins of the practice of nonviolence in early India and traces its path within the Jaina, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions, including its impact on East Asian Cultures. It then turns to a variety of contemporary issues relating to this topic such as: vegetarianism, animal and environmental protection, and the cultivation of religious tolerance.

Food And Faith

Author : Norman Wirzba
ISBN : 9780521195508
Genre : Religion
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A comprehensive theological framework for assessing the significance of eating, demonstrating that eating is of profound economic, moral and theological significance.

Moral Habitat

Author : Nancie Erhard
ISBN : 9780791479858
Genre : Religion
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A work of environmental ethics that looks at how “otherkind”—and humankind—contributes to our moral imagination.

Food Farming And Faith

Author : Gary W. Fick
ISBN : 9780791478554
Genre : Nature
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Using scripture and science, a Christian agricultural scientist presents an ethic of farming that promotes good food and a healthy environment.

Ecology And Religion

Author : John Grim
ISBN : 9781610912358
Genre : Religion
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From the Psalms in the Bible to the sacred rivers in Hinduism, the natural world has been integral to the world's religions. John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker contend that today's growing environmental challenges make the relationship ever more vital. This primer explores the history of religious traditions and the environment, illustrating how religious teachings and practices both promoted and at times subverted sustainability. Subsequent chapters examine the emergence of religious ecology, as views of nature changed in religious traditions and the ecological sciences. Yet the authors argue that religion and ecology are not the province of institutions or disciplines alone. They describe four fundamental aspects of religious life: orienting, grounding, nurturing, and transforming. Readers then see how these phenomena are experienced in a Native American religion, Orthodox Christianity, Confucianism, and Hinduism. Ultimately, Grim and Tucker argue that the engagement of religious communities is necessary if humanity is to sustain itself and the planet. Students of environmental ethics, theology and ecology, world religions, and environmental studies will receive a solid grounding in the burgeoning field of religious ecology.

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