Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Assessing Pope Benedict XVI's Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States

Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Assessing Pope Benedict XVI's Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States

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ISBN-13: 9780739183809
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 11/30/2013
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jame Schaefer is associate professor of systematic theology and ethics at Marquette University. Her recent publications include Theological Foundations for Environmental Ethics: Reconstructing Patristic and Medieval Concepts and Confronting the Climate Crisis: Catholic Theological Perspectives.

Tobias Winright is associate professor of theological ethics at Saint Louis University. He is the editor of Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Environment, and co-editor of Violence, Transformation, and the Sacred.

Table of Contents

Preface: Message on the 2010 World Day of Peace: “If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation”
Pope Benedict XVI
Introduction: Celebrating and Advancing Magisterial Discourse on the Ecological Crisis
Jame Schaefer
Part I. Human and Natural Ecology/Human Life and Dignity
Chapter 1: Bonaventure in Benedict: Franciscan Wisdom for Human Ecology
Keith Douglas Warner
Chapter 2: If You Want Responsibility, Build Relationship: A Personalist Approach to Benedict XVI's Environmental Vision
Mary A. Ashley
Chapter 3: Natural Law and the Natural Environment: Pope Benedict XVI's Vision Beyond Utilitarianism and Deontology
Michael Baur
Part II. Solidarity, Justice, Poverty, and the Common Good
Chapter 4: Human, Social, and Natural Ecology: Three Ecologies, One Cosmology, and the Common Good
Scott G. Hefelfinger
Chapter 5: Commodifying Creation? Pope Benedict XVI's Vision of the Goods of Creation Intended for All
Christiana Z. Peppard
Chapter 6: The Grammar of Creation: Agriculture in the Thought of Pope Benedict XVI
Matthew Whelan
Part III. The Sacramentality of Creation
Chapter 7: The Way of Wisdom: "Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life" (Prov 3:14)
Elizabeth Groppe
Chapter 8: The World as God’s Icon: Creation, Sacramentality, Liturgy
Kevin W. Irwin
Chapter 9: Pope Benedict XVI’s Cosmic Soteriology and the Advancement of Catechesis on the Environment
Jeremiah Vallery
Part IV. Our Catholic Faith in Action
Chapter 10: Discernment of the Church and the Dynamics of the Climate Change Convention
John T. Brinkman
Chapter 11: American Lifestyles and Structures of Sin: The Practical Implications of Pope Benedict XVI’s Ecological Vision for the American Church
David Cloutier
Chapter 12: American Nature Writing As a Critically-Appropriated Resource for Catholic Ecological Ethics
Anselma Dolcich-Ashley
Appendix A: Keynote Address at the Catholic Consultation on Environmental Justice and Climate Change
The Most Reverend Bernard Unabali
Appendix B: Homily: Catholic Consultation on Environmental Justice and Climate Change
The Most Reverend Bishop Donald Kettler

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