Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation

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Fortress Press, 2013 - Religion - 309 pages
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The increasingly pressing and depressing situation of Planet Earth poses urgent ethical questions for Christians. But, as Cynthia Moe-Lobeda argues, the future of the earth is not simply a matter of protecting species and habitats but of rethinking the very meaning of Christian ethics. The earth crisis cannot be understood apart from the larger human crisis-economic equity, social values, and human purpose are bound up with the planet's survival. In a sense, she says, the whole earth is a moral community.
 

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An excellent handbook for those who wish to better understand the nature of structural evil. Dr. Moe-Lobeda provides her readers with illustrative stories and tested strategies for effectively ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Notes
20
Moral Crisis Context Call
23
Notes
45
Structural Violence as Structural Evil
49
Notes
78
Unmasking Evil That Parades as Good
83
Notes
109
Mystery and Practical Reality
165
Notes
194
Ecological and Economic Vocation
197
Notes
232
Loves Moral Framework
239
Notes
268
Resistance and Rebuilding
271
Notes
296

Countering Moral Oblivion
113
Notes
135
Theological Seeds of Hope and Power
137
Notes
161
Closing Words
301
Closing Words
305
Index
307
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Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda teaches Christian ethics at Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry and in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. She is author of Healing a Broken World (Fortress Press, 2002) and Public Church: For the Life of the World (Lutheran Voices, 2004) and is co-author of Saint Francis and the Foolishness of God (Orbis, 1993) and Say to This Mountain: Mark's Story of Discipleship (Orbis, 1996).

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