Theology, Creation, and Environmental Ethics: From Creatio Ex Nihilo to Terra Nullius

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 19, 2009 - History - 248 pages
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Winner of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, 2009

This book argues that the Christian doctrine of creatio ex nihilo (creation out of nothing) sets up a support system for a "logic of domination" toward human and earth others. Conceptually inspired by the work of theologian Catherine Keller and feminist philosopher of the environment Val Plumwood, it follows a genealogical method in examining how the concept of creation out of nothing materializes in the world throughout different periods in the history of the Christian West.

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Whitney Bauman is Assistant Professor of Religion and Science at Florida International University. He is the Assistant Editor for the forthcoming The Berkshire Encyclopedia for Sustainability: The Spirit of Sustainability (Berkshire, 2009).

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