Ecologies of Grace

Ecologies of Grace : Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology

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Only recently have theologians begun to think and write about the ecological crisis in a focused manner. It is clear, however, that people of faith must come to grips with that crisis and find a way of thinking about it in the context of their beliefs. In this book, Willis Jenkins offers an introduction to Christian environemntal ethics. Following observations of lived environmental theologies, he argues that they often draw on concepts and metaphors of grace, thus placing environmental issues within Christian experiences of salvation. Jenkins therefore surveys major strategies of Christian environmental ethics by mapping them onto major traditions of grace and uses this new map to explore afresh the ecological dimensions of three distinctive theologies of grace.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 160.02 x 238.76 x 33.02mm | 635.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195328515
  • 9780195328516
  • 1,094,344

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this is a most welcome contribution to current ecotheology, one that would certainly enhance further discourse. * Ernst Conradie, Theology * Just occasionally in a life of much reviewing one encounters a really major book... [a] theological blockbuster, clearly the fruit of vast reading and keenly intelligent reflection... there are very many riches in the book - explore them for yourself. * Christopher Southgate, Reviews in Science and Religion *show more

About Willis Jenkins

Willis Jenkins is Margaret Farley Assistant Professor of Social Ethics at Yale Divinity School, where he teaches environmental theology & ethics. He has worked internationally with Christian sustainability initiatives, consulting for mission and development work in over 20 countries.show more

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