This Book Offers a Comprehensive Analysis of Catholic teachings on environmental themes by exploring official statements from Rome and the bishops of the Americas, as well as from contemporary visionary theologians.
John Hart was born and raised in North Carolina. For a time he practiced criminal defense law, but left his practice to write The King of Lies and work for a major Wall Street firm. John used to do foolish things, like fly helicopters and sail small boats across large oceans. Now, with two young daughters and a wife whom he loves, he writes books, which is harder but safer. John still makes his home in North Carolina.
Introduction: Crisis and Concern
1. Creation, Creatures and Community Consideration: Rome Speaks on Theology and Ecology: Vatican II through Pope John Paul II
2. Common Ground and Common Good: Concern for Earth and Earth's Peoples: National Bishops' Statements from the Americas
3. Sacramental and Communal Creation: Regional Bishops' Statements from Canada and the U.S.
4. Transforming Tradition and Conserving Creation: Northern Visions: Perspectives: Black Elk, Fools Crow, Ruether, Fox, Maguire, Berry, Haught
5. Transforming Tradition and Conserving Creation: Southern Visions: Perspectives: De Barros and Caravias, Boff, Gebara
6. Creation Consciousness and Conserving Creation: Engagement with the Spirit in Creation--Christian Thought and the Earth Charter
7. Care for Creation and Community: Projects for Responsible Commitment to Creation and Creatures