Earthkeeping In The Nineties / Edition 1

Earthkeeping In The Nineties / Edition 1

by Loren Wilkinson, Peter De Vos, Calvin B. DeWitt
     
 

Ever since its original publication over a decade ago, Earthkeeping has presented a thought-provoking, biblically based call for responsible stewardship. In view of the continuing environmental crisis worldwide and in light of increased ecological awareness in recent years, the book's message regarding "earthkeeping" is now more pertinent than ever.

This greatly

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Overview

Ever since its original publication over a decade ago, Earthkeeping has presented a thought-provoking, biblically based call for responsible stewardship. In view of the continuing environmental crisis worldwide and in light of increased ecological awareness in recent years, the book's message regarding "earthkeeping" is now more pertinent than ever.

This greatly revised and augmented edition of Earthkeeping updates the original edition while retaining the same breadth of perspective, reflecting the combined insights of Christian scholars in biology, physics, economics, literature, and philosophy. The book begins by laying out, with scientific precision, the state of the planet. Several chapters then carefully examine various historical and contemporary views of creations. Next the authors survey biblical and theological teaching relative to humanity's use of creation. The book concludes by offering helpful, practical guidelines for an earthkeeping ethic.

Besides providing an updated "state of the planet" analysis, this revised edition of Earthkeeping deals with recent cultural and religious developments, incorporating new material, for example, on the "Deep Ecology" and "new age" movements, the Gaia hypothesis, and ecofeminism. This edition also takes into account the recent wealth of Christian thinking about the earth, including the recovery of important but neglected voices from the Christian tradition, such as Hildegard of Bingen and Celtic spirituality.

At the end of the book, an expanded and updated annotated bibliography, organized according to subject area, and new indexes (of names and subjects and of Scripture references) enhance the value of Earthkeeping as a significant resource fostering better human stewardship of God's creation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802805348
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/19/1991
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
0.91(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Preface to the First Editionxii
Introduction Humanity and the Earth: Two Futures1
Section IThe State of the Planet
1The Land Entrusted to Us19
2The Creatures under Our Care36
3The Human Deluge51
4The Earth and Its Fullness: Minerals and Energy68
Section IIThe Earth Keepers
Part AHistorical Roots
5The Contribution of the Greeks113
6The Medieval View of Nature127
7The Scientific Revolution145
8The North American Experience162
9The Environmental Movement: Searching for a New Religion181
Part BOur Mind Today
10Models: What's Behind Our Mind Today?203
11Economics: Managing Our Household216
12Valuing Creation237
13The Appropriateness of Technology255
Section IIIThe Earth is the Lord's
14Dominion as Stewardship: Biblical Principles of Earthkeeping275
15Stewardship307
16Inheriting the Land: Resources and Justice326
Section IVWhat Shall We Do?
17Guideposts341
A Steward's Hymn360
Appendixes
AWhat You Can Do361
BFor Further Reading372
CCase Study: Recycled Paper380
Indexes
Names and Subjects383
Scripture References390

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