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    DescriptionThis book argues that the modern separation of humanity from nature can be traced to the displacement of the triune God. Locating the source of our current ecological crisis in this separation, Peter Scott argues that it can only be healed within theology, through a revival of a Trinitarian doctrine of creation interacting with political philosophies of ecology. Drawing insights from deep ecology, ecofeminism, and social and socialist ecologies, Scott proposes a common realm of God, nature and humanity. Both Trinitarian and political, the theology of this common realm is worked out by reference to Christ and Spirit. Christ's resurrection is presented as the liberation and renewal of ecological relations in nature and society, the movement of the Holy Spirit is understood as the renewal of fellowship between humanity and nature through ecological democracy, and the Eucharist is proposed as the principal political resource Christianity offers for an ecological age.


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    Title
    A Political Theology of Nature
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Scott
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 290
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521641654
    ISBN 10: 0521641659
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    DC21: 230
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.3
    BIC subject category V2: HRCM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HP
    Ingram Subject Code: TH
    Libri: I-TH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15200
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL102000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 261.8362
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 261.8/8
    LC classification: BR115.P7 S298 2003
    BISAC V2.8: REL067000
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG, QD
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    21 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    PETER SCOTT is Lecturer in Theology in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at the University of Gloucestershire.
    Review quote
    'The work is stimulating and informative, and is likely to advance a Christian engagement with the issues.' Church Times '... the book is both persuasive and evocative and worthy of a wide readership.' Reviews in Religion and Theology ' ... a valuable resource for those interested in engaging with current thinking in this are ... its originality and power warrant careful and serious attention.' Crucible
    Table of contents
    Part I. God, Nature and Modernity: 1. Nature in Christian theology: politics, context and strategies; 2. The common realm of God, nature and humanity; Part II. The Politics of Nature: 3. The return of nature: deep ecology; 4. The re/production of nature: ecofeminism; 5. The dialectical emergence of nature and society: social ecology; 6. The production of nature: socialist ecology; Part III. The Triune God and Un/natural Humanity: 7. Common nature: the worldly Christ; 8. Un/natural fellowship: life in the Spirit; 9. God-body: Un/natural relations, un/natural community in Jesus Christ.