The Travail of Nature: The Ambiguous Ecological Promise of Christian Theology

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Fortress Press, Jan 1, 1985 - Mathematics - 274 pages
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The Travail of Nature shows that the theological tradition in the West is neither ecologically bankrupt, as some of its popular and scholarly critics have maintained, nor replete with immediately accessible, albeit long-forgotten, ecological riches hidden everywhere in its deeper vaults, as some contemporary Christians, who are profoundly troubled by the environmental crisis and other related concerns, might wistfully hope to find. This is why it is appropriate to speak of the ambiguous ecological promises of Christian theology.

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Contents

Discerning the Roots of Classical Christian
13
Irenaeus and Origen
31
Augustine
55
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

H. Paul Santmire has been a leader in the field of ecological theology for more than thirty-five years. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he is the author of The Travail of Nature: The Ambiguous Ecological Promise of Christian Theology (1991, 978-0-8006-1806-3) and Nature Reborn: The Ecological and Cosmic Promise of Christian Theology (2000, 978-0-8006-3234-2). He lives and writes in the Boston area.

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