Includes bibliographical references (p. -118).
"This book is a reworking of my thesis for the doctorate of ministries [D.Min.] from San Francisco Theological Seminary. The text has been shortened, transformed into this form, updated and re-edited". -- Words of Thanks, p. [ix].
This book "appeals for a holistic Christian approach to the stewardship of creation. It seeks common ground between the commitment to social justice within third-world liberation theologies and the environmental consciousness characteristic of eco-feminist theologies. Aruna Gnanadason begins her study with concrete examples of the struggles of Indigenous peoples, and especially women, to preserve traditions of prudent care for the earth in opposition to the modern ideal of `development' prized by multinational corporations, neo-liberal financial institutions and many national governments. She cites examples of `eco-system peoples' who challenge the economic doctrine that nature is an object to be exploited and natural resources are commodities to be bartered". -- back cover.
Contents: Words of Thanks dated Geneva, 29 April 2005 -- Prudent Care and an Ethic of Resistance -- The Struggle for Water -- Christianity as an Earth Faith -- Towards an Eco-feminist Theology -- Notes.