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Economics, Ecology, and the Roots of Western Faith : Perspectives from the Garden.

Author: Robert R Gottfried
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1995.
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Environmentalists have turned to Eastern religion, Deep Ecology and Native American religion for alternatives to the Western view that humans should dominate nature. In Economics, Ecology, and the Roots of Western Faith, Robert R. Gottfried persuasively demonstrates that the ancient Hebrew worldview, found in the Torah and the New Testament, is remarkably 'green.' Drawing on these insights from ancient Western  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gottfried, Robert R.
Economics, Ecology, and the Roots of Western Faith : Perspectives from the Garden.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1995
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R Gottfried
ISBN: 9780742577718 0742577716
OCLC Number: 854977619
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 --
Introduction; The Importance of Relationship; Land Economics and Economic Organization; The Image of the Garden; The Economics of the Garden; Notes; References; Chapter 2 --
On Gardens and Gardeners: The Significance of Relationships; Systems, Individuality, Cooperation, and Human Nature; The Nature of Ecosystems; The Importance of Scale; Notes; References; Chapter 3 --
On Roots : The Nature of Nature; Nature as Creation; The Nature of Humanity; The Concept of Dominion; Humanity and The Blessing; Notes; References. Chapter 4 --
Saving CreationThe Significance of Grasping and Letting Go; Wisdom as Letting Go; Intimacy in the Cosmos; Salvation, Proclamation, and the Coming Shalom; Conclusions and Lessons for Socioecological Thought; Notes; References; Chapter 5 --
Tilling the Garden: Creation and the Economy; To Live Is to Alter; Natural Capital and Economic Growth; Persistent Growth and Resources; Landscapes and Persistent Economic Growth; The Social Causes of Landscape Structure; Some Reflections and Conclusions; Notes; References; Chapter 6 --
To Grasp or Not to Grasp: That Is the Question. Wisdom and TechnologyMaterialism and Power; Grasping and Social Capital; Notes; References; Chapter 7 --
Garden Economics; DIM Structures; Gardening the Common; Alternative Institutional Approaches to Land Management; Gardening and Sustainable Development; Reflections on the Economics of the Garden; Notes; References; Further Reading; Index; About the Author.

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Environmentalists have turned to Eastern religion, Deep Ecology and Native American religion for alternatives to the Western view that humans should dominate nature. In Economics, Ecology, and the Roots of Western Faith, Robert R. Gottfried persuasively demonstrates that the ancient Hebrew worldview, found in the Torah and the New Testament, is remarkably 'green.' Drawing on these insights from ancient Western thought and economic understanding of ecosystems and natural processess, Gottfried analyzes the prerequisites for maintaining or improving human welfare and ecological vitality in terms.

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