Christianity and Ecology: Seeking the Well-Being of Earth and Humans
Hessel, Dieter T.; Ruether, Rosemary Radforf (eds.)2000
This collective work contains the main contributions from a congress organised by Harvard University in 1998 in the Center for the Study of World’s Religions, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA). To summarise, the contributions declare that ecological reform and a reorientation towards greater eco-justice are key items on any Christian ecumenical agenda. The authors, mainly linked to Protestant churches, explore the main problems that have led to an abuse or neglect of the environment and offer constructive ways for socially and ecologically fairer and more responsible lives. This work contains thirty articles and their respective replies and commentaries, as well as an introduction to this particular volume and the collection as a whole, and a number of final conclusions. The volume is divided into five sections: Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit in ecological visions; vision, vocation and virtues of terrestrial communities; the universal and the particular in ethics and spirituality; towards global security and sustainability; and Christian praxis and justice.
Hessel, Dieter T.; Ruether, Rosemary Radforf (eds.). Christianity and Ecology: Seeking the Well-Being of Earth and Humans. Cambridge, Mass.: Distributed by Harvard University Press for the Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions, c2000. (Series Religions of the World and Ecology). 720 pp. ISBN: 0-945454-19-8.