"Christians from very diverse backgrounds -- from Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, the Benedictine and Franciscan traditions and the World Council of Churches -- have contributed their different experiences of Christianity and ecology to this book. They look at the background to the present problems of our planet, and at biblical and Christian teaching and practice, and how these have contributed to the problem or helped in the struggle to find answers. Questions for discussion and materials for worship and meditation are included". -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Section A -- 1. What is the crisis ? / Freda Rajotte with Elizabeth Breuilly -- Section B -- 2. The Bible and the Natural World / Ruth Page -- 3. The Influence of the Bible on Christian Belief about the Natural World / Ruth Page -- 4. Preserving God's Creation / Metropolitan John of Pergamon -- Section C -- 5. Monasticism : An Ancient Answer to Modern Problems / Joan Chittister -- 6. St. Francis and Ecology / Peter Hooper with Martin Palmer -- 7. The Protestant Tradition / Martin Palmer -- Section D -- 8. Treatment for the Earth's Sickness : The Church's Role / Freda Rajotte with Elizabeth Breuilly.
"[E]dited by Dieter T. Hessel and Rosemary Radford Ruether".
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bibliography: pp. -637.
"The series of conferences on religions of the world and ecology took place from 1996 through 1998, with supervision at the Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions". -- p. [v].
Contents divided into five main sections: I. Creator, Christ, and Spirit in Ecological Perspective -- II. Vision, Vocation, and Virtues for the Earth Community -- III. The Universal and Particular in Ethics and Spirituality -- IV. Toward Global Security and Sustainability -- V. Christian Praxis for Ecology and Justice.
Contents: Preface / Lawrence E. Sullivan -- Series Forward / Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim -- Introduction : Current Thought on Christianity and Ecology / Dieter T. Hessel and Rosemary Radford Ruether -- Losing and Finding Creation in the Christian Tradition / Elizabeth A. Johnson -- Response / Gordon D. Kaufman -- An Ecological Christology : Does Christianity Have It ? / Sallie McFague -- Response / Kwok Pui-lan -- The Wounded Spirit as the Basis for Hope in an Age of Radical Ecology / Mark I. Wallace -- Response / Eleanor Rae -- The World of the Icon and Creation : An Orthodox Perspective on Ecology and Pneumatology / John Chryssavgis -- Ecofeminism : The Challenge to Theology / Rosemary Radford Ruether -- Response / Heather Eaton -- Christianity's Role in the Earth Project / Thomas Berry -- The Human Vocation : Origins and Transformations in Christian Traditions / Theodore Hiebert -- Christian Ecological Virtue Ethics : Transforming a Tradition / Louke van Wensveen -- Response / Steven Bouma-Prediger -- No More Sea : The Lost Chaos of Eschaton / Catherine Keller -- Response / Mary Ann Hinsdale -- River of Life in God's New Jerusalem : An Eschatological Vision for Earth's Future / Barbara R. Rossing -- Seeking Moral Norms in Nature : Natural Law and Ecological Responsibility / James A. Nash -- Response / Christina L.H. Traina -- The Moral Status of Otherkind in Christian Ethics / Daniel Cowdin -- Behemoth and Batrachians in the Eye of God : Responsibility to Other Kinds in Biblical Perspective / Calvin B. DeWitt -- Words Beneath the Water : Logos, Cosmos, and the Spirit of Place / Douglas Burton-Christie -- A Christian-Chinese Version of Ecotheology : Goodness, Beauty, and Holiness in Creation / Peter K.H. Lee -- Response / Heup Young Kim -- Deep Ecumenicity versus Incommensurability : Finding Common Ground on a Common Earth / Paul F. Knitter -- Scientific and Religious Perspectives on Sustainability / Ian G. Barbour -- Population, Consumption, Ecology : The Triple Problematic / Daniel C. Maguire -- Response / Susan Power Bratton -- Incentives, Consumption Patterns, and Population Policies : A Christian Ethical Perspective / James B. Martin-Schramm -- Climate Change : Ethics, Justice, and Sustainable Community / David G. Hallman -- Ecological Security and Policies of Restraint / William C. French -- Response / Preston N. Williams -- Christianity, Economics, and Ecology / John B. Cobb, Jr. -- Global Eco-Justice : The Church's Mission in Urban Society / Larry Rasmussen -- Earthkeeping Churches at the African Grass Roots / Marthinus L. Daneel -- Response / Martin Robra -- Social Transformation through Environmental Justice / Vernice Miller-Travis -- Partnerships for the Environment among U.S. Christians : Reports from the National Religious Partnerships for the Environment / William Somplatsky-Jarman, Walter E. Grazer and Stan L. LeQuire -- The Integrity of Creation : Challenges and Opportunities for Praxis / Patricia M. Mische -- Conclusion : Eco-Justice at the Center of the Church's Mission / Rosemary Radford Ruether -- Select Bibliography / Peter W. Pakken.
"Copyright 1993 Peter Harris. First published 1993 in Great Britain by Hodder and Stoughton. Reprinted 2000 by Regent College Publishing". -- verso of t.-p.
Bibliography: pp. 175-176
This book "tells the story of a pioneering work in the beautiful but ravaged Portuguese Algarve. Keenly aware of their Christian responsibility for the environment and towards their neighbours, Peter [a Church of England priest] and Miranda Harris learn from scratch about cross-cultural evangelism, community living and conversation. The A Rocha Christian Field Centre and Bird Observatory [in Cruzinha, Portugal] has now welcomed hundreds of visitors from all over the world". -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgments -- Foreword dated July 1992 / John Stott -- [Text] -- Bibliography -- A Rocha: Christmas in Conservation: Postscript dated September 2000 / Barbara Mearns, A Rocha International Staff Member.