A Political Theology of Nature (Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine available in Hardcover
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Offering a Christian response to ecological crisis, this book argues that our present-day ecological problems are due to the displacement of the triune God and the subsequent separation of humanity from nature. Peter Scott contends that this situation can be decisively addressed only within theology. Drawing insights from ecology, ecofeminism, and social and socialist ecologies, he proposes a common realm of God, nature and humanity. Both Trinitarian and political, this common realm offers a theological rationale for an ecological democracy, founded on the ecological renewal secured by Christ's resurrection.
Table of Contents
Part I. God, Nature and Modernity: 1. Nature in Christian theology: politics, context and strategies; 2. The common realm of God, nature and humanity; Part II. The Politics of Nature: 3. The return of nature: deep ecology; 4. The re/production of nature: ecofeminism; 5. The dialectical emergence of nature and society: social ecology; 6. The production of nature: socialist ecology; Part III. The Triune God and Un/natural Humanity: 7. Common nature: the worldly Christ; 8. Un/natural fellowship: life in the Spirit; 9. God-body: Un/natural relations, un/natural community in Jesus Christ.