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Christianity and Ecology

Seeking the Well-Being of Earth and Humans

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ISBN 9780945454205

Publication Date: 02/15/2000


  • Preface [Lawrence E. Sullivan]
  • Series Foreword [Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim]
  • Introduction: Current Thought on Christianity and Ecology [Dieter T. Hessel and Rosemary Radford Ruether]
  • 1. Creator, Christ, and Spirit in Ecological Perspective
    • Losing and Finding Creation in the Christian Tradition [Elizabeth A. Johnson]
    • Response to Elizabeth A. Johnson [Gordon D. Kaufman]
    • An Ecological Christology: Does Christianity Have It? [Sallie McFague]
    • Response to Sallie McFague [Kwok Pui-Lan]
    • The Wounded Spirit as the Basis for Hope in an Age of Radical Ecology [Mark I. Wallace]
    • Response to Mark I. Wallace: Another View of the Spirit’s Work [Eleanor Rae]
    • The World of the Icon and Creation: An Orthodox Perspective on Ecology and Pneumatology [John Chryssavgis]
    • Ecofeminism: The Challenge to Theology [Rosemary Radford Ruether]
    • Response to Rosemary Radford Ruether: Ecofeminism and Theology—Challenges, Confrontations, and Reconstructions [Heather Eaton]
  • 2. Vision, Vocation, and Virtues for the Earth Community
    • Christianity’s Role in the Earth Project [Thomas Berry]
    • The Human Vocation: Origins and Transformations in Christian Traditions [Theodore Hiebert]
    • Christian Ecological Virtue Ethics: Transforming a Tradition [Louke van Wensveen]
    • Response to Louke van Wensveen: A Constructive Proposal [Steven Bouma-Prediger]
    • No More Sea: The Lost Chaos of the Eschaton [Catherine Keller]
    • Response to Catherine Keller [Mary Ann Hinsdale]
    • River of Life in God’s New Jerusalem: An Eschatological Vision for Earth’s Future [Barbara K. Rossing]
  • 3. The Universal and Particular in Ethics and Spirituality
    • Seeking Moral Norms in Nature: Natural Law and Ecological Responsibility [James A. Nash]
    • Response to James A. Nash [Cristina L. H. Traina]
    • The Moral Status of Otherkind in Christian Ethics [Daniel Cowdin]
    • Behemoth and Batrachians in the Eye of God: Responsibility to Other Kinds in Biblical Perspective [Calvin B. DeWitt]
    • Words beneath the Water: Logos, Cosmos, and the Spirit of Place [Douglas Burton-Christie]
    • A Christian-Chinese Version of Ecotheology: Goodness, Beauty, and Holiness in Creation [Peter K. H. Lee]
    • Response to Peter K. H. Lee [Heup Young Kim]
    • Deep Ecumenicity versus Incommensurability: Finding Common Ground on a Common Earth [Paul F. Knitter]
  • 4. Toward Global Security and Sustainability
    • Scientific and Religious Perspectives on Sustainability [Ian G. Barbour]
    • Population, Consumption, Ecology: The Triple Problematic [Daniel C. Maguire]
    • Response to Daniel C. Maguire: The Church Should Call not Just Prophets but Environmental Deacons [Susan Power Bratton]
    • Incentives, Consumption Patterns, and Population Policies: A Christian Ethical Perspective [James B. Martin-Schramm]
    • Climate Change: Ethics, Justice, and Sustainable Community [David G. Hallinan]
    • Ecological Security and Policies of Restraint [William C. French]
    • Response to William C. French [Preston N. Williams]
    • Christianity, Economics, and Ecology [John B. Cobb, Jr.]
  • 5. Christian Praxis for Ecology and Justice
    • Global Eco-Justice: The Church’s Mission in Urban Society [Larry Rasmussen]
    • Earthkeeping Churches at the African Grass Roots [Marthinus L. Daneel]
    • Response to Marthinus L. Daneel [Martin Robra]
    • Social Transformation through Environmental Justice [Vernice Miller-Travis]
    • Partnership for the Environment among U.S. Christians: Reports from the National Religious Partnership for the Environment [William Somplatsky-Jarman, Walter E. Grazer, and Stan L. LeQuire]
    • The Integrity of Creation: Challenges and Opportunities for Praxis [Patricia M. Mische]
  • Conclusion: Eco-Justice at the Center of the Church’s Mission [Rosemary Radford Ruether]
  • Select Bibliography [Peter W. Bakken]
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Index

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