All Creation Is Groaning: An Interdisciplinary Vision for Life in a Sacred Universe

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Carol J. Dempsey, Russell A. Butkus
Liturgical Press, 1999 - Religion - 313 pages
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Adam and Eve weren't concerned about traffic jams as they strolled through the Garden of Eden. The Ten Commandments weren't delivered to Moses by e-mail. So how does the Word, written so long ago, fit into everyday life today? The Connections series offers today's readers and students of Scripture an answer to that puzzling question.

Connections builds an understanding of the relationship between the Bible and everyday life by examining the individual pieces and how they fit together. It invites us to broaden our comprehension of the Bible and its applications to modern life by placing current Scripture scholarship within the concerns of other fields, such as ethical problems in light of Scripture, science and Scripture, contemporary social challenges and Scripture, and the Bible in non-biblical cultures.

This series reveals more of God's intent, encouraging us to study and reflect on the Word from the life experiences, outlooks, and wisdom of many people.

Fashioned as a series of stories based on the model of biblical narrative, these seemingly multi-valent voices and perspectives are joined together with biblical stories, references, and theological reflection to create in All Creation Is Groaning a seamless story that is both provocative and revelatory.

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Contents

Stories from the Heart
1
New Ways of Knowing and Being Known
21
An Islamic Perspective on the Environment
46
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Russell A. Butkus is an associate professor of theology and environmental studies and associate director of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Portland. He co-authored, with Carol Dempsey, All Creation Is Groaning: An Interdisciplinary Vision for Life in a Sacred Universe (Liturgical/M. Glazier, 1999) and is the author of many articles on theology and the environment.

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