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Environment and Christian Ethics - 96 edition

by Michael S. Northcott

Environment and Christian Ethics (ISBN10: 0521576318; ISBN13: 9780521576314)
ISBN13: 978-0521576314
ISBN10: 0521576318

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521444811
ISBN10: 0521444810

Summary: This book is about the extent, origins and causes of the environmental crisis. Dr Northcott argues that Christianity has lost the biblical awareness of the inter-connectedness of all life. He shows how Christian theologians and believers might recover a more ecologically friendly belief system and life style. The author provides an important corrective to secular approaches to environmental ethics, including utilitarian individualism, animal rights theories and deep ...show moreecology. He contends that neither the stewardship tradition, nor the panentheist or process ecological theologies have successfully mobilised the Christian tradition. He demonstrates that the Hebrew Bible contains an ecological message which is close to the traditions of many primal and indigenous peoples and which provides an important corrective to instrumental attitudes to nature in much modern philosophy and Christian ethics.

  • Brings together philosophical and theological approaches to environmental ethics
  • New anthropological reading of the Hebrew Bible, and relates to indigenous people and their life styles
  • Argues for an ecological revision of natural law ethics
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Edition/Copyright: 96
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 1996
International: No

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