A New Climate For Theology Paperback

God, the World, and Global Warming

by Sallie McFague

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A New Climate For Theology

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Climate change promises monumental changes to human and other planetary life in the next generations. Yet government, business, and individuals have been largely in denial of the possibility that global warming may put our species on the road to extinction. Further, says Sallie McFague, we have failed to see the real root of our behavioral troubles in an economic model that actually reflects distorted religious views of the person. At its heart, she maintains, global warming occurs because we lack an appropriate understanding of ourselves as inextricably bound to the planet and its systems.

A New Climate for Theology not only traces the distorted notion of unlimited desire that fuels our market system; it also paints an alternative idea of what being human means and what a just and sustainable economy might mean. Convincing, specific, and wise, McFague argues for an alternative economic order and for our relational identity as part of an unfolding universe that expresses divine love and human freedom. It is a view that can inspire real change, an altered lifestyle, and a form of Christian discipleship and desire appropriate to who we really are.

Sallie McFague is Distinguished Theologian in Residence at the Vancouver School of Theology in British Columbia, and is the Carpenter Professor of Theology Emeritus at Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is the author of Metaphorical Theology: Models of God in Religious Language.

A New Climate For Theology by Sallie McFague was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in April 2008 and is our 38587th best seller. The ISBN for A New Climate For Theology is 9780800662714.

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Details for A New Climate For Theology

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherAugsburg Fortress Publishers (April 2008)
Number of Pages176
Thickness13 mm
Height215 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code1194344
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