Sacramental Commons: Christian Ecological Ethics

Sacramental Commons: Christian Ecological Ethics

by John Hart (2)
     
 

The increasing awareness of environmental issues as ultimately moral issues has led to the intersection of religion and environment. Sacramental Commons presents a unique way of looking at this topic by relating the Christian word 'sacrament' (signs of divine presence) to the term 'commons' (shared place and shared goods, among people and between people and the

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Overview

The increasing awareness of environmental issues as ultimately moral issues has led to the intersection of religion and environment. Sacramental Commons presents a unique way of looking at this topic by relating the Christian word 'sacrament' (signs of divine presence) to the term 'commons' (shared place and shared goods, among people and between people and the natural world), suggesting that local natural settings and local communities can be a source for respect and compassion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742545991
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/27/2006
Series:
Nature's Meaning Series
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

John Hart is Professor of Christian Ethics at Boston University, teaching courses in social ethics, environmental ethics, liberation theology, science and Christianity, and social and ecological justice. His other books include What Are They Saying About...Environmental Theology?, Ethics and Technology: Innovation and Transformation in Community Contexts, and The Spirit of the Earth-A Theology of the Land.

Table of Contents

Introduction : sacramental creation
1Sacramental universe3
2The spirit of St. Francis23
3Native spirits41
4Sacramental commons61
5Living water79
6Species survival97
7Nature's natural rights117
8Commons good, common good, and common goods139
9Job, injustice, and dynamic nature159
10Jubilee in the commons181
11Commons commitments : ecological ethics199
12Spirit, commons, and community223

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