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Caring for creation : an ecumenical approach to the environmental crisis

Author: Max Oelschlaeger
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many environmentalists believe that religion has been a major contributor to our ecological crisis, for Judeo-Christians have been taught that they have dominion over the earth and so do not consider themselves part of a biotic community. In this book a philosopher of environmental ethics acknowledges that religion may contribute to environmental problems but argues that religion can also play an important role in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Oelschlaeger
ISBN: 0300058179 9780300058178 0300066457 9780300066456
OCLC Number: 28674199
Description: x, 285 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Religion in the context of ecocrisis --
Religion and the politics of environmentalism --
The sacred canopy : religion as legitimating narrative --
Caring for creation : the spectrum of belief --
The role of the church --
Redescribing religious narrative : the significance of sacred story.
Responsibility: Max Oelschlaeger.

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This work argues that religion - blamed for contributing to the ecological crisis - provides an ethical context that will help solve the problem. The approach suggests that the environmentally  Read more...

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