A Theology of Postnatural Right

A Theology of Postnatural Right

by Peter Manley Scott


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This study provides a theological and social ethics for an ecological age. It develops a concept of right for an order of creaturely life. This order consists of a "society" that encompasses humans and other creatures. The concept of right presented here is elaborated by reference to a postnatural condition, which rejects claims of a given natural order. Strong contrasts between nature and the human as well as nature and technology are also called into question. A pioneering study, this theory of right faces an ecological horizon, draws on theological resources in the doctrine of creation and proposes an ethics towards a freer social order.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783643910769
Publisher: Lit Verlag
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Series: Studies in Religion and the Environment/ Series
Edition description: None
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter Manley Scott is Samuel Ferguson Professor of Applied Theology and Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute at The University of Manchester, UK.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1

Preface 3

Chapter 1 Why a Theology of Postnatural Right? 7

Part I Making the Postnatural Turn

Chapter 2 Nature(s) 29

Chapter 3 Order - natural 53

Chapter 4 Technology 83

Part II Acting Postnaturally

Chapter 5 Postnatural good 97

Chapter 6 Can there be a postnatural "order"? 115

Chapter 7 Redeeming technology 137

Part III Re-Founding Right

Chapter 8 Postnatural Right 153

Bibliography 180

Index 187

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