Evocations Of Grace

Evocations Of Grace

by Joseph Sittler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802846777

ISBN-13: 9780802846778

Pub. Date: 08/08/2000

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

As early as 1954 -- well before such popular books as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring -- the influential Lutheran theologian Joseph Sittler wrote on the need to think about "a theology for earth." Perhaps most famous for his eloquent and provocative address "Called to Unity" given at the 1961 World Council of Churches assembly in New Delhi, Sittler prophetically and

Overview

As early as 1954 -- well before such popular books as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring -- the influential Lutheran theologian Joseph Sittler wrote on the need to think about "a theology for earth." Perhaps most famous for his eloquent and provocative address "Called to Unity" given at the 1961 World Council of Churches assembly in New Delhi, Sittler prophetically and insistently gave voice to what he called "ecological commitment as theological responsibility."
Evocations of Grace introduces a new generation of readers to the thought of Joseph Sittler. Gathering ten of Sittler's seminal works -- works foundational to the field yet inaccessible until now -- this volume conveys Sittler's powerful argument for the vital connection between Christian theology, ethics, and the natural world. In an area where so much writing tends to be drearily repetitious, Sittler -- even forty years later -- remains a fresh voice. His proposal for a "cosmic christology" and his clarion call for the "care of the earth" continue to shape current eco-theological reflection. The book also includes a comprehensive Sittler bibliography and original essays by editors Steven Bouma-Prediger and Peter Bakken that assess Sittler's pioneering contribution to environmental ethics.

Intended for anyone interested in the relationship between Christian faith and the environment, Evocations of Grace provides the necessary perspective for thinking seriously about the earth and our responsibility to it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802846778
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/08/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
0.59(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsxii
Introduction: Nature as a Theater of Grace: The Ecological Theology of Joseph Sittler1
[1954] A Theology for Earth20
[1959] Commencement Address32
[1962] Called to Unity38
[1963] The Care of the Earth51
[1968] The Role of the Spirit in Creating the Future Environment59
[1970] Ecological Commitment as Theological Responsibility76
[1972] Excerpts from Essays on Nature and Grace87
[1972] The Scope of Christological Reflection191
[1973] Evangelism and the Care of the Earth202
[1975] Nature and Grace in Romans 8207
Conclusion: Sittler the Pioneering Ecological Theologian223
Joseph Sittler and Environmental Ethics: A Selected Bibliography234
Index of Subjects and Names238
Index of Scripture References241

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