The Paradise of God

The Paradise of God : Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age

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In this provocative book, Norman Wirzba argues that the doctrine of creation-as presented in the Bible and as developed through the centuries-actually holds the key to a true understanding of our place in the environment and our responsibility toward it. Wirzba contends that an adequate response to environmental destruction depends on a new formulation of ourselves as part of a larger whole, rather than as radically free individuals. Drawing on the work of biblical scholars, ecologists, agrarians, philosophers, theologians, and cultural critics, Wirzba develops a comprehensive worldview that grows out of the idea that the world is God's creation.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 254 pages
  • 161 x 242.8 x 22.9mm | 535.25g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Teacher ed.
  • 0195157168
  • 9780195157161
  • 1,671,745

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Wirzba moves with care and insight through key biblical passages. * christianitytoday.com * ... a careful and sustained reflection on our place and responsibilities as creatures ... if you read The Paradise of God it will change the way you eat and shop and live. * christianitytoday.com * ... offers radical account of the changes in social, economic and technical organization that the ecological crisis calls forth. * The Expository Times *show more

About Norman Wirzba

Norman Wirzba is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Georgetown College in Kentucky. He is the editor of The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry (2002) and The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land.show more

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