Ecology, Justice, and Christian Faith: A Critical Guide to the Literature

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - Reference - 228 pages

The first comprehensive and critical overview of Christian perspectives on the relationship between social justice and ecological integrity, this annotated bibliography focuses on works that include ecological issues, social-ethical values and problems, and explicitly theological or religious reflection on ecological and social ethics and their interrelations. This body of moral reflection on the relationship between ecological ethics and social and economic justice (sometimes called eco-justice) will be of interest to those involved in religious education, research, liturgical renewal, public policy recommendations, community action, lay witness, and personal life-style transformation.

The work is comprised of an introductory review essay followed by over 500 complete annotations. As a contemporary subject, much has been written in the past 30 years about the Christian approaches to the relationship between ecological integrity and social justice. The literature comes from a variety of disciplines and perspectives: from biblical studies to philosophical theology and cultural criticism; and from evangelical theory to process, feminist, and creation-centered theologies. Although there have been significant movements and developments in this literature, much writing seems unaware of other or earlier discussions of the interrelationships. This volume brings all the works together.


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Historical and Cultural Studies
Biblical Interpretation
Theological and Philosophical Perspectives
Ethical Analysis
Feminist Criticism
Science and Technology
Social and Political Issues
Economics and Sustainability
Land and Resource Use
Church and Mission
Institutional Forums and Organizations
Author Index
Title Index
Subject Index

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Page ix - So God created man in his own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase, fill the earth and subdue it, rule over the fish in the sea, the birds of heaven, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.

About the author (1995)

PETER W. BAKKEN is Coordinator of Outreach for the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies, a Christian environmental education institution.

JOAN GIBB ENGEL is a freelance editor and writer, combining work in the fields of environment, culture, and natural history. She and her husband, J. Ronald Engel, are the editors of Ethics of Environment and Development: Global Challenge and International Response (1990)

RONALD ENGEL is Professor of Social Ethics, Meadville/Lombard Theological School, and Chair of the Ethics Working Group of the World Conservation Union. He is the author of Sacred Sands (1983) and has written extensively on eco-justice issues in professional journals.

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