Partaking of God

Trinity, Evolution, and Ecology

Author: Denis Edwards

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814682774

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The natural world around us is in crisis. We know it has a dynamic, evolutionary character. How might we understand this world in relationship to God? Partaking of God builds on the foundations of the dynamic trinitarian theology of Athanasius. It develops into a theology of the Word as the divine Attractor and the Spirit as the Energy of Love in evolutionary emergence. Then it explores God’s suffering with creatures, the humility of God in creation, church teaching on the human soul in relation to neuroscience, and grace and original sin in relationship to evolution. It culminates in a Christian theology of ecological conversion.
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Theology and Ecology Across the Disciplines

On Care for Our Common Home

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567672743

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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The threat of ecological collapse is increasingly becoming a reality for the world's populations, both human and nonhuman; addressing this global challenge requires enormous cultural creativity and demands a diversity of perspectives, especially from the humanities. Theology and Ecology Across the Disciplines draws from a variety of academic disciplines and positions in order to explore the role and nature of environmental responsibility, especially where such themes intersect with religious or theological viewpoints. Covering disciplines such as history, philosophy, literature, politics, peace studies, economics, women's studies, and the ecological sciences as well as systematic and moral theology, the contributors emphasize how these positions have begun to develop distinct perspectives on urgent ecological issues, as well as pointing toward specific practices at the local and international level. This volume provides a multidisciplinary point of departure for urgent conversations on environmental responsibility that resist simplistic solutions. Rather, the contributors highlight the complex nature of modern ecology, and suggest creative ways forward in the situation of an apparently intractable global problem.
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God is Green

An Eco-Spirituality of Incarnate Compassion

Author: Robert E. Shore-Goss

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498299199

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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At this time of climate crisis, here is a practical Christian ecospirituality. It emerges from the pastoral and theological experience of Reverend Robert Shore-Goss, who worked with his congregation by making the earth a member of the church, by greening worship, and by helping the church building and operations attain a carbon neutral footprint. Shore-Goss explores an ecospirituality grounded in incarnational compassion. Practicing incarnational compassion means following the lived praxis of Jesus and the commission of the risen Christ as Gardener. Jesus becomes the "green face of God." Restrictive Christian spiritualities that exclude the earth as an original blessing of God must expand. This expansion leads to the realization that the incarnation of Christ has deep roots in the earth and the fleshly or biological tissue of life. This book aims to foster ecological conversation in churches and outlines the following practices for congregations: meditating on nature, inviting sermons on green topics, covenanting with the earth, and retrieving the natural elements of the sacraments. These practices help us recover ourselves as fleshly members of the earth and the network of life. If we fall in love with God's creation, says Shore-Goss, we will fight against climate change.
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The Natural World and God

Theological Explorations

Author: Denis Edwards

Publisher: Atf (Australia) Limited

ISBN: 9781925643060

Category: Natural theology

Page: 481

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How are we to think about the natural world around us in relation to the God of Jesus? Astronomers, cosmologists, and evolutionary biologists have opened wonderfully new ways of seeing the community of life on Earth, and its place in the universe. At the same time we are facing an extreme crisis of life on our planet. Both of these realities demand that we rethink our theology of animals, plants, ecosystems, as well as galaxies and stars. In this book, Denis Edwards collects together a series of explorations into this kind of theology. Denis Edwards is a professorial fellow in theology at Australian Catholic University, Adelaide campus, and a member of ACU's Institute for Relition and Critical Inquiry. He is a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide, involved in Tranmere parish. As a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion, much of his recent research has been in the dialogue between science and theology, and the emerging field of ecological theology, resulting in publications that include Partaking of God: Trinity, Evolution and Ecology (Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2014), Jesus and the Natural World: Exploring a Christian Approach to Ecology (Mulgrave, Vic: Garratt, 2012), and How God Acts: Creation, Redemption and Special Divine Action (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010).
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Century Path

A Magazine Devoted to the Brotherhood of Humanity, the Promulgation of Theosophy and the Study of Ancient and Modern Ethics, Philosophy, Science, and Art

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Mindstyles, Lifestyles

A Comprehensive Overview of Today's Life-changing Philosophies

Author: Nathaniel Lande

Publisher: Price Stern Sloan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 495

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