What are They Saying about Environmental Theology?

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Paulist Press, 2004 - Human ecology - 166 pages
In this timely and important work, John Hart offers an in-depth analysis of Catholic Church teachings on the environment and environmental themes. He explores the foundations and development of this thought, and provides an original presentation of essential elements of a wholistic environmental theology that interrelates concern for creation, community, and the common good. In a clear and concise manner he presents and explores official statements from Rome from Vatican II onward, with flashbacks to earlier eras, and from national bishops in the Americas. And he focuses on writings and teachings of Native Americans and theologians in the U.S. and Latin America. On a practical level, he offers suggestions for reflection and action by individuals and communities.


Crisis and Concern 17
Sacramental and Communal Creation
Creation Consciousness and Concern
Care for Creation and Community
Selected Bibliography

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About the author (2004)

John Hart is professor of theology and founding director of environmental studies at Carroll College in Helena, Montana.

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