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Earth Habitat

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This signal volume gathers theologians from around the world to address three pressing questions: How can Christianity and Christian churches rethink themselves and their roles in light of the endangered earth? What "earth-honoring" elements does justice-oriented Christianity have to contribute to the common good? And how can communities and churches respond creatively and constructively on a local level to these vast global forces?

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Overview

This signal volume gathers theologians from around the world to address three pressing questions: How can Christianity and Christian churches rethink themselves and their roles in light of the endangered earth? What "earth-honoring" elements does justice-oriented Christianity have to contribute to the common good? And how can communities and churches respond creatively and constructively on a local level to these vast global forces?

This volume captures the chief themes and presentations from the October 1998 conference on social justice, ecology, and church, entitled "Ecumenical Earth" and held at Union Theological Seminary. Among the 18 contributors to this trailblazing conference are Rasmussen and Hessel, James Cone, Kusumita Pedersen, Brigitte Kahl, Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi, Steven Rockefeller, Havid Hallman, Ernst Conradie, Peggy Shepard, and Troy Messenger.

Author Biography:
Dieter Hessel is founding director of the ecumenical Program on Ecology, Justice and Faith, Princeton; author of Social Ministry; and editor of After Nature's Revolt and (with Rosemary Ruether) Christianity and Ecology.

Author Biography:
Larry Rasmussen is Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York. Among his prior works are Moral Fragments and Moral Community and Earth Community, Earth Ethics.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The papers collected in this casebook were first presented at a 1998 Union Theological Seminary conference, "Ecumenical Earth," which was jointly sponsored by international theological and environmental action groups. With the exception of a succinct, inventive article by Troy Messenger on "earth-friendly" liturgy and a refreshing interpretation of the Adam and Eve story by theologian Brigitte Kahl, these essays are tedious reading for the novice. A few, such as the article by Peggy Shepherd on pollution in West Harlem, are informative but outdated. Editors Hessel, former social policy director for the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., and Rasmussen, a professor at Union, present a well-balanced array of men and women contributors from South Africa, Canada, Europe, and the Middle and Far East. However, it would have been helpful if all the contributors had been profiled in the introductory material not just the main speakers at the conference. The audience for this volume is primarily academic, though the book might also be helpful to parish pastors and lay volunteers seeking a detailed overview of the eco-justice crisis. For seminary and church libraries. Joyce Smothers, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, NJ Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800632953
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction: Eco-Justice: Church and Community Together 1
1 Whose Earth Is It, Anyway? 23
2 Inclusion and Exclusion: Reflections on Moral Community and Salvation 33
3 Fratricide and Ecocide: Rereading Genesis 2-4 53
4 The Muslim World: Globalization and Ecology 71
5 Affirming Life for the Disregarded Many 83
6 Global Interdependence, the Earth Charter, and Christian Faith 101
7 Climate Change and Ecumenical Work for Sustainable Community 125
8 Seeking Eco-Justice in the South African Context 135
9 Issues of Community Empowerment 159
10 These Stones Shall Be God's House: Tools for Earth Liturgy 173
Conclusion: The Church Ecologically Reformed 185
App The Earth Charter 207
Notes 217
Index 239
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