Towards an African Christian Environmental Ethic

Towards an African Christian Environmental Ethic Author Nisbert Taisekwa Taringa
ISBN-10 9783863092108
Release 2014-04-17
Pages 107
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This book is a critical comparative study of African (Shona) and Christian attitudes to nature. The purpose of initiating this discussion is to review the existing attitudes to nature in these two religions. This has important implications in an attempt to formulate a pubic environmental ethic in which traditional Shona and Christian adherents participate. This is crucial in the light of the ongoing inequity and ecological imbalance in Zimbabwe.



Towards a credible environmental ethics for Africa

Towards a credible environmental ethics for Africa Author Aidan. G. Msafiri
ISBN-10 9966909532
Release 2007
Pages 264
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The Bible and Violence in Africa

The Bible and Violence in Africa Author Johannes Hunter
ISBN-10 9783863093938
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 328
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Christian in Public

Christian in Public Author L. D. Hansen
ISBN-10 9781920109356
Release 2008-02-01
Pages 290
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Higher education has not escaped the imperative of transformation which has marked the post-apartheid South African landscape. The nature of the changes at universities, however, is open to critique. Fundamental questions concerning the ideological moorings of knowledge and the politics of the curriculum have not yet been satisfactorily addressed. During the apartheid era, theology faculties played influential roles at traditional universities, and were often characterised by unsettling exclusion of non- Christian religions, non-Calvinist denominations and marginalised voices. This volume of essays evidences a process at the University of the Free State’s Faculty of Theology to reflect seriously about the need for transformation at the fundamental level, that is, of knowledge. The challenge for theology at a public university is framed in terms of epistemological transformation. A number of outstanding public intellectuals such as Jonathan Jansen, Crain Soudien and Lis Lange have been invited to present papers to clarify the conceptual challenge and what this might entail for theology. Well-known theologians such as Conrad Wethmar, Allan Boesak and Martin Prozesky reflect on the nature of theology and religion at universities amidst social exigencies. Two international theologians – Harold Attridge from the prestigious Yale Divinity School and Bram van de Beek from the Free University of Amsterdam – share their experiences of institutions that exemplify excellence and ecumenical openness. Theologians from the Departments of Practical Theology and Systematic Theology at the University of the Free State, writing from the ‘inside’, articulate the challenges they envision for theology in a post-apartheid dispensation. The essays represent a variety of perspectives, but all attest to a commitment to re-think the nature and task of theology at a public university, accepting the challenge of knowledge and power, of plurality and otherness, and of restorative intellectual justice. These timely essays make a unique contribution to the discourses on transformation and on theology at a public university.



Offering the Gospel ADAPANON

Offering the Gospel ADAPANON Author Johannes M. Wessels
ISBN-10 9783863093402
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 326
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Christianity and Ecological Theology

Christianity and Ecological Theology Author E. M. Conradie
ISBN-10 9781920109233
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 395
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Environment and Economics in Nigeria

Environment and Economics in Nigeria Author Toyin Falola
ISBN-10 9781136662478
Release 2012-05-23
Pages 296
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This volume gathers contributors across a wide range of disciplines to explore the relationship between the environment, economics, and development in Nigeria from the twentieth century to the present, examining issues such as violence, health, and contemporary concerns about sustainability and conservation. It sheds light not just on the environmental history of Nigeria - a crucial, paradigmatic case in its own right - but also offers insights into these issues as they manifest themselves throughout the developing world.



Christianity and Earthkeeping

Christianity and Earthkeeping Author Ernst M Conradie
ISBN-10 9781920338589
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 155
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Why should Christians engage in earthkeeping as Christians and from within Christian communities? What is the underlying theological rationale for that? In this book some 19 reasons why Christians may be encouraged to engage in earthkeeping are identified, juxtaposed and assessed in order to call for clarity, to invite discussion and to elicit creative tensions. No single position is advocated – it would be helpful if Christians could engage in earthkeeping on the basis of any of these motivations.



Ecologies of Grace

Ecologies of Grace Author Willis Jenkins
ISBN-10 9780199989881
Release 2013-02-12
Pages 376
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In Ecologies of Grace, Willis Jenkins presents a field-shaping introduction to Christian environmental ethics. Observing how religious environmental practices often draw on concepts of grace, Jenkins maps the way Christian environmental strategies draw from traditions of salvation as they engage the problems of environmental ethics.



Hope for the Earth

Hope for the Earth Author Ernst M. Conradie
ISBN-10 9781597522090
Release 2005-05-18
Pages 368
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'Hope for the Earth' explores the viability of an eschatological approach to an ecological theology, spirituality, and praxis in the South African context. The basic intuition of such an eschatological approach is that an environmental praxis can only be empowered on the basis of an adequate understanding of Christian hope. Despair in the face of environmental destruction will inevitably lead to a spirit of resignation. Where, then, can a vision of hope that includes hope for the earth be found? The author proposes a Òroad mapÓ for eschatology based on the observation that eschatology has traditionally responded to three aspects of the human predicament, namely 1) the evil effects of sin; 2) the problem of finitude and transience; and 3) the limitations of human power and knowledge in space (Part A). This analysis is used to fathom the depths of despair as a result of environmental destruction (Part B). The Biblical roots and subsequent history of Christian eschatology are discussed briefly (Part C). Recent contributions in Christian eschatology, ecological theology, cosmology, and South African expressions of hope are explored in depth in search of a vision of hope that includes hope for the earth itself (Part D). The eschatological road map is used to develop a vision of hope for the earth on the basis of a theology of life: life amidst death and destruction, life beyond death and eternal life in the presence of God (Part E). Finally the implications of this vision for an ecological ethos, spirituality, and praxis in the South African context are indicated (Part F).



Mission on the Road to Emmaus

Mission on the Road to Emmaus Author Cathy Ross
ISBN-10 9780334049098
Release 2015-01-31
Pages 320
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Cathy Ross and Steve Bevans are two of the biggest names in the study of mission and missiology worldwide. Cathy is director of OxCEPT at Ripon College Cuddesdon and Steve Bevans is teaching missiology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. The contributors in the book consider mission through the lens of ‘prophetic dialogue'. The book consciously tries to bring a fresh approach – introducing some newer themes (identity, creation, migration) and bringing a different perspective on some older themes by grouping them in this way. It is theological rather than issues-based and involves both older and newer contributors. The book is aimed at scholars and students of missiology in the UK, the US and worldwide. It is also a contribution to the study of world Christianity and contextual theology. Contributors include Jonny Baker, Kirsteen Kim, Gavin d'Costa, Emma Wild-Wood, Robert Schreiter and S. Mark Heim.



Mapping Systematic Theology in Africa

Mapping Systematic Theology in Africa Author Ernst M Conradie
ISBN-10 9781919980294
Release 2004-08-01
Pages 186
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The emergence of an indigenous African theology, especially since the 1960s is well-documented. A wealth of literature has been published in the context of African theology, especially over the last two or three decades. This indexed bibliography contains a number of publications in and for the African context specifically relevant to the fields of systematic theology and ethics.



Environmental Ethics A Dialogue Of Cultures

Environmental Ethics   A Dialogue Of Cultures Author R.P. Misra
ISBN-10 8170225701
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 207
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Papers presented at the UNCED Consultative National Symposium on Environmental Ethics, New Delhi, March 1-3, 1992.



BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION ETHICS IN MAJOR RELIGIONS

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION ETHICS IN MAJOR RELIGIONS Author H. S. A. YAHYA
ISBN-10 9781452061252
Release 2010-10-22
Pages 272
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Covering three broader issues – biodiversity conservation, religious doctrine and environment – the book Biodiversity Conservation Ethics in Major Religions is the result of a unique approach. It attempts to initiate scientific discourse through the fabric of religions. Spread across 15 chapters, the book covers the essence of 10 religions on biodiversity, encompassing a wide range of issues related to conservation. The book promises to be a useful resource for biodiversity students, researchers and protected area managers and also for religious scholars who are invited to look at the broader themes of religions beyond theology.



Ontologized Ethics

Ontologized Ethics Author Elvis Imafidon
ISBN-10 9780739185049
Release 2013-11-21
Pages 268
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Ontologized Ethics: New Essays in African Meta-Ethics examines an often neglected meta-ethical issue in African philosophical discourse: the extent to which one’s orientation of being, or idea of what-is – as an individual or as a group of persons – does, or should, determine one’s concept of the good. To what extent is ethics, or our idea of what is permissible or impermissible, grounded on ideas of what fundamentally exists or what it means to be? The aim of this collection of essays, with emphasis on an African philosophical context, will be to establish more firmly and vigorously whether there is an intrinsic link between ontology and morality – that is, whether, and, if so, how the proper norms for human actions can be explained and validated once we make lucid ideas about metaphysical topics such as human nature, community, relationality and spirituality. The essays included in this volume focus rigorously on ethical issues such as communalism, adultery, environmental ethics, and bioethics with the primary aim of showing whether the link between such issues and metaphysical beliefs is trivial or intrinsic.



Theology Creation and Environmental Ethics

Theology  Creation  and Environmental Ethics Author Whitney Bauman
ISBN-10 9781135839888
Release 2009-04-30
Pages 260
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Winner of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, 2009 This book argues that the Christian doctrine of creatio ex nihilo (creation out of nothing) sets up a support system for a "logic of domination" toward human and earth others. Conceptually inspired by the work of theologian Catherine Keller and feminist philosopher of the environment Val Plumwood, it follows a genealogical method in examining how the concept of creation out of nothing materializes in the world throughout different periods in the history of the Christian West.



Practical And Professional Ethics vol 2 Environmental Ethics

Practical And Professional Ethics  vol  2   Environmental Ethics Author
ISBN-10 8180693163
Release 2007-01-01
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