Reconstructing a Christian Theology of Nature: Down to Earth

Reconstructing a Christian Theology of Nature: Down to Earth

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This book takes the current criticism of Christian tradition to heart and invites a reconsideration of the problematic elements: its desacralization of nature; its preoccupation with the human being to the neglect of the rest of nature; its dualisms and elevation of the spiritual over material reality, and its habit of ignoring or resisting scientific understandings of the natural world.

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ISBN-13: 9781409477808
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Series: Ashgate Science and Religion Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Anna Case-Winters is Professor of Theology at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. She is author of God's Power: Traditional Understandings and Contemporary Challenges. She has published widely and lectured across the country on these topics. In October of 2004, she gave an invited lecture at Butler University and the Witherspoon lecture at Queens University. She is the recipient of three Templeton Awards and is active in many professional organizations including: American Academy of Religion, American Theological Society (past president), the Center for Process Studies, and Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought. She has served on the Advisory Board for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion) and is currently on the Editorial Board of Zygon: Journal for Religion and Science.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Why we need a new theology of nature: the state of the world; Why we need a new theology of nature: the state of theology; Distinctive challenges and distinctive contributions: a close up on reformed tradition; Beyond dualisms, rethinking relations: insights from ecofeminist sources; The alterity and integrity of nature: insights from process thought; The place of the human being in relation to the rest of nature or rethinking the imago dei: insights from the religion and science dialogue; 'The promise of process-pantheism'; Conclusion: drawing out ethical implications; Bibliography; Indexes.

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