Gaia And Climate Change Paperback

A Theology of Gift Events

by Anne Primavesi (westar Institute And Lokahi Foundation, Uk)

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Gaia And Climate Change

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James Lovelock's Gaia theory revolutionized the understanding of our place and role in the global environment. It is now accepted that our activities over the past two hundred years have contributed to and accelerated the extreme weather events associated with climate change. The fact that those activities materialized, for the most part, from within Western Christian communities makes it imperative to assess and to change their theological climate: one characterized by routine use of violent, imperialist images of God.The basis for change explored here is that of gift events, particularly as evidenced in Jesus' life and sayings. Its legacy of love of enemies and forgiveness offers a basis for nonviolent theological and practical approaches to our situatedness within the community of life. These are also Gaian responses, as they include foregoing a perception of ourselves as belonging to an elect group given power by God over earth's life-support systems and over all those dependent on them, whether human or more-than-human.The degree to which we change this self-perception will determine how we affect, for good or ill, not only the givenness of the climate in future but the givenness of all future life on earth. Anne Primavesi is presently a Fellow of the Westar Institute and the Jesus Seminar, Santa Rosa, California and author of "Sacred Gaia" (Routledge, 2000) and "Gaia's Gift" (Routledge, 2003).

Gaia And Climate Change by Anne Primavesi (westar Institute And Lokahi Foundation, Uk) was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in August 2008 and is our 62059th best seller. The ISBN for Gaia And Climate Change is 9780415471589.

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Details for Gaia And Climate Change

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (August 2008)
Number of Pages168
Thickness13 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1215906
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