Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable LivingPaperback
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- Publisher: Brazos Press, Div of Baker Publishing Group
- Format: Paperback | 268 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 18mm | 408g
- Publication date: 2 December 2009
- Publication City/Country: Ada, MI
- ISBN 10: 1587433060
- ISBN 13: 9781587433061
- Illustrations note: black & white tables, figures, charts, graphs
- Sales rank: 447,841
What should Christians do to protect the Earth and its people? Amounts and patterns of consumption and production in the West have reached a level that cannot be maintained. Lifestyles based on our present way of creating and using energy are no longer environmentally sustainable--and are threatening the health and well-being of both planet and people. Our activities and the policies that shape them need to change. In light of those realities, Spencer, White, and Vroblesky offer serious Christian engagement with the emerging issue of Sustainable Consumption and Production. They analyze the scientific, sociological, economic, and theological thinking that makes a Christian response to these trends imperative and distinctive. And they offer practical conclusions that explore and explain what can be done at the personal, community, national, and international levels to ensure that next generations will have the resources necessary for life. Firmly rooted in the good news of the Christian faith, this is, above all, a constructive and hopeful book that offers a realistic vision of what the future could and should look like. This book is endorsed by A Rocha: Christians in Conservation, The Jubliee Centre, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, and The Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies.
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Nick Spencer worked as a researcher and writer for the Jubilee Centre in England. He is now director of studies at Theos, a public theology think tank in the UK. He is also the author of "Votewise" and "Asylum and Immigration." Robert White is a professor of geophysics at Cambridge University, England; associate director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion; and a fellow of The Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science. He is coauthor with Denis Alexander of "Beyond Belief: Science, Faith and Ethical Challenges." Virginia Vroblesky is the former national coordinator of A Rocha USA. She is the author of numerous articles and "The Gift of Creation: A Study Guide on the Environment."