Concern for the environment has developed and intensified over the last decades to the point where it now dominates much of our contemporary political landscape and culture. The rise of religious environmentalism in particular adds its own distinctive voice to the debate, for it seeks to trace both the malaise and a potential solution to environmental understanding.
In Eco Theology, Celia Deane-Drummond offers a comprehensive resource book for this burgeoning field of enquiry that highlights and seeks to evaluate the merits or otherwise contemporary eco theologies. She introduces the reader to critical debates, tracing trends from around the globe and key theological responses, and encourages reflection and analysis through further reading sections at the end of each chapter and questions for discussion. It will prove an essential guide for students and general readers with a serious interest in the topic.
Table of contents:
Preface: The turn to Ecology
1. Trends in Ecology and Enviroment
2. Economics and Enviromental Justice
3. Eco-theology from the North
4. Eco-theology from the South
5. Eco-theology from the East
6. Eco-theology from the West
7. Biblical Eco-theology
8. Ecology and Christianity
9. Ecology and Theodicy
10. Ecology and the spirit
11. Eco-feminist Theology
Postscript: Towards theological Eco-praxis
Questions for Discussion
Celia Deane-Drummond is Professor of Theology and the Biological Sciences the the University of Chester.
Eco Theology by Celia Deane-Drummond was published by Darton Longman & Todd in June 2008 and is our 24145th best seller. The ISBN for Eco Theology is 9780232526165.