Earth Community, Earth Ethics

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In this important new book, social ethicist Larry Rasmussen lays the foundations for an approach to faith and ethics appropriate to a community of the earth, in all its peril and promise. Earth Community, Earth Ethics is a comprehensive treatment that synthesizes insights from religion, ethics, and environmentalism in a single vision for creating a sustainable community. Earth Community, Earth Ethics is arranged in three parts. In the first Rasmussen scans our global situation and brings into relief the ...
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Overview

In this important new book, social ethicist Larry Rasmussen lays the foundations for an approach to faith and ethics appropriate to a community of the earth, in all its peril and promise. Earth Community, Earth Ethics is a comprehensive treatment that synthesizes insights from religion, ethics, and environmentalism in a single vision for creating a sustainable community. Earth Community, Earth Ethics is arranged in three parts. In the first Rasmussen scans our global situation and brings into relief the extraordinary range of dangers threatening all life on our planet. In part two he explores worlds of religion, ethics, and human symbolism to glean from them the resources for a necessary "conversion to earth." Finally, he sketches a constructive ethic that can guide us out of our present situation. While its principle focus is environmental ethics Earth Community, Earth Ethics builds on the foundations of international discussions of sustainable development, and such books as The Ecology of Commerce and Envisioning a Sustainable Society. Rasmussen shows how the environmental predicament underscores a variety of crises afflicting modern industrial society: in economics, in politics, in gender and reproductive relations, as well as the debates on the very meaning of life itself.
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Sean M. Connors
Informative, inspiring, and critically argued, Earth Community, Earth Ethics is a well-grounded and genuinely hopeful contribution to the study of environmental issues. Rasmussen's sources comprise a must-read list for anyone interested in current global environmental problems.... Anyone interested in Green politics and economics will also find this book an invaluable resource.
Nova Religio, The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570751868
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Ecology and Justice Series
  • Pages: 366
  • Sales rank: 1,088,892
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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