Théologie de la nature
This work by Alexandre Canozy (professor of dogmatic theology at the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany) is divided into four parts. It begins with an invitation to meditation and is then followed by a philosophical reflection centred on the question of what ‘nature’ means and the distinction between body and matter. The bulk of the work comes in the third chapter, which re-examines the theological themes of the Bible, above all the New Testament, in the light of the current social system and contemporary ecology: the concept of creation, the attitude and teachings of Jesus regarding the world, and the hope offered to all creatures in God’s works. The fourth and last part of this book explores the ethical consequences – both individual and collective – of the preceding points of doctrine. Points of reference include the legacy of St Francis of Assisi, current Christian asceticism, the concept of “love thy neighbour” applied to nature, and the world’s churches at the service of the health of the planet.
Ganoczy, Alexandre. Théologie de la nature. Paris: Desclée, 1988. 116 pp. ISBN: 2-7189-0377-5.