Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living

Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living

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Levels and patterns of consumption and production in the West have reached a level that cannot be maintained. The way we live, and in particular the way we produce and use energy, is no longer environmentally sustainable: it is already threatening the health and well-being of both planet and people. An estimated 150,000 people per year die as a direct result of anthropogenic climate change, and they are disproportionately in the low-income countries. Our activities and the policies that shape them need to change. This book, which is the first serious Christian engagement with the emerging issue of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), analyses the scientific, sociological, economic and theological thinking that makes a Christian response to these trends imperative, before moving on to a practical conclusion that explores what Christians, church fellowships and the Church can do and campaign about.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13.72mm | 299.37g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0281058334
  • 9780281058334
  • 362,559

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The main message of Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living is irrefutable.', John Habgood, TLS 'There are excellent suggestions here on every level . . .', Theology Journal 'This is a valuable piece of work which introduces the issues and enables Christians to apply their faith to the stories they hear on the news, and consequently take action.', Reform Magazine 'Not a book just to read: it is one to contemplate, digest, then follow with greater action in our churches.', Sir Ghillean Prance, Church Times 'This beautifully written book brings hope and purpose to a confused and disabling debate.', Christianity magazine 'Essential reading for any Christian who feels strongly that their discipleship involves a concern to do something about climate change and even more essential reading for those who don't!', thegoodbookstall
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About Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer works part time for the Jubilee Centre and part time for the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity, as a researcher and writer. He is the author of a number of books, including: Votewise (SPCK); Parochial Vision (on the future of the English parish) and Asylum and Immigration (both Paternoster). Bob White is Professor of Geophys ics at Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is co-author of Beyond Belief: Science, Faith and Ethical Challenges (Lion, 2004)
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