ISBN-10:
0800662717
ISBN-13:
9780800662714
Pub. Date:
04/03/2008
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming / Edition 1

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming / Edition 1

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Overview

Climate change promises monumental changes to human and other planetary life in the next generations. Yet government, business, and individuals have been largely in denial of the possibility that global warming may put our species on the road to extinction. Further, says Sallie McFague, we have failed to see the real root of our behavioral troubles in an economic model that actually reflects distorted religious views of the person. At its heart, she maintains, global warming occurs because we lack an appropriate understanding of ourselves as inextricably bound to the planet and its systems.

A New Climate for Theology not only traces the distorted notion of unlimited desire that fuels our market system; it also paints an alternative idea of what being human means and what a just and sustainable economy might mean. Convincing, specific, and wise, McFague argues for an alternative economic order and for our relational identity as part of an unfolding universe that expresses divine love and human freedom. It is a view that can inspire real change, an altered lifestyle, and a form of Christian discipleship and desire appropriate to who we really are.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One: The Science and its Significance for Theology
Chapter 1: Climate Change: The Evidence and Consequences
Chapter 2: Global Warming: A Theological Problem

Part Two: Exploring God and the World within Climate Change
Chapter 3: Who Are We? Ecological Anthropology
Chapter 4: Who Is God? Creation and Providence
Chapter 5: How Shall We Live? Christianity and Planetary Economics

Part Three: Serving God and City Living within Climate Change
Chapter 6: Why We Worship: Praise and Compassion as Intimations of Transcendence
Chapter 7: Where We Live: Urban Ecotheology

Part Four: Despair and Hope within Climate Change
Chapter 8: Is a Different World Possible? Human Dignity and the Integrity of Creation in a Time of Global Warming
Chapter 9: ?The Dearest Freshness Deep Down Things: The Holy Spirit and Climate Change

Notes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800662714
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 04/03/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 385,209
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sallie McFaguewas the Carpenter Professor of Theology at VanderbiltDivinity School, where she taught for thirty years. She is now Distinguished Theologian in Residence at the Vancouver School of Theology in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among her many influential works, all from Fortress Press, are: Life Abundant: Rethinking Theology and Economy for a Planet in Peril (2000) Super, Natural Christians: How We Should Love Nature (1997) The Body of God: An Ecological Theology (1993) Models of God: Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age (1987), which received the American Academy of Religion's Award for Excellence Metaphorical Theology: Models of God in Religious Language (1982)"Sallie McFague is a prominent figure among the growing number of theologians who have been attempting to rethink the Christian understanding of God's and humanity's place in the physical world."-Chronicle of Higher Education"The power of McFague's work is in its ability to speak to the American Protestant mainstream, challenging Christians with models of God that reflect both ecological sensitivity and concern for justice."-Sharon Welch, Harvard Divinity School

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One: The Science and its Significance for Theology

Chapter 1: Climate Change: The Evidence and Consequences

Chapter 2: Global Warming: A Theological Problem

Part Two: Exploring God and the World within Climate Change

Chapter 3: Who Are We? Ecological Anthropology

Chapter 4: Who Is God? Creation and Providence

Chapter 5: How Shall We Live? Christianity and Planetary Economics

Part Three: Serving God and City Living within Climate Change

Chapter 6: Why We Worship: Praise and Compassion as Intimations of Transcendence

Chapter 7: Where We Live: Urban Ecotheology

Part Four: Despair and Hope within Climate Change

Chapter 8: Is a Different World Possible? Human Dignity and the Integrity of Creation in a Time of Global Warming

Chapter 9: ?The Dearest Freshness Deep Down Things: The Holy Spirit and Climate Change

Notes

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