Environmental Stewardship: Critical Perspectives - Past and Present (BOK)

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Is stewardship a useful way of regarding our relationship with our environment - or is it a dangerous excuse for plunder? Is it possible for us to be effective stewards? Or are we irrelevant parasites? Or foolish virgins unprepared for the Master's return? The notion that God has appointed us to care for creation has a long history and has been taken over into secular thinking. But can we be responsible for something if we do not acknowledge an Owner? This book gathers together classical expositions of stewardship with criticisms of the concept and adds other contributions written especially for this collection, linked by a critical commentary from the editor, R. J. Berry. The authors include both religious thinkers and practical conservationists. The questions faced were sparked by a conference of scientists and theologians organized by the John Ray Initiative and continued in a consultation at St George's House, Windsor Castle, with papers from Robin Attfield (philosopher), Murray Rae (theologian), Calvin DeWitt (environmental biologist), and Jim Lovelock (biogeochemist). The essays presented here are not simply an intellectual pastiche; they are a distillation of ideas to challenge us how to treat our environment - whether or not we call it 'Creation'.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2006 Forlag
BERTRAMS
ISBN 9780567030184 Antall sider 320
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,7cm Vekt 540 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende R. J. Berry
Emner og form Environmentalist thought & ideology, Christian social thought & activity