Earth Habitat: Eco-injustice and the Church's Response

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Dieter T. Hessel, Larry L. Rasmussen
Fortress Press - Religion - 250 pages
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This signal volume gathers theologians from around the world to address three pressing questions: How can Christianity and Christian churches rethink themselves and their roles in light of the endangered earth? What "earth-honoring" elements does justice-oriented Christianity have to contribute to the common good? And how can local communities and churches respond creatively and constructively on a level to these vast global forces?

This volume captures the chief themes and presentations from the October 1998 conference on social justice, ecology, and church, entitled "Ecumenical Earth" and held at Union Theological Seminary. Among the 18 contributors to this trailblazing conference are Rasmussen and Hessel, James Cone, Kusumita Pedersen, Brigitte Kahl, Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi, Steven Rockefeller, Havid Hallman, Ernst Conradie, Peggy Shepard, and Troy Messenger.

 

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Contents

Whose Earth Is It Anyway?
23
Inclusion and Exclusion Reflections on Moral Community and Salvation
33
Fratricide and Ecocide Rereading Genesis 24
53
The Muslim World Globalization and Ecology
71
Affirming Life for the Disregarded Many
83
Global Interdependence the Earth Charter and Christian Faith
101
Climate Change and Ecumenical Work for Sustainable Community
125
Seeking EcoJustice in the South African Context
135
Issues of Community Empowerment
159
These Stones Shall Be Gods House Tools for Earth Liturgy
173
The Church Ecologically Reformed
185
The Earth Charter
207
Notes
217
Index
239
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