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Ecological hermeneutics : biblical, historical and theological perspectives / edited by David G. Horrell [and others].

Horrell, David G. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Human ecology > Biblical teaching.
Human ecology > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Environmental ethics.
Environmental protection > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567266859
  • ISBN: 0567266850
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 333 pages)
  • Publisher: London ; T & T Clark, ©2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: pt. I. Biblical perspectives. The creation stories : their ecological potential and problems / John W. Rogerson -- Sacrifice in Leviticus : eco-friendly ritual or unholy waste? / Jonathan Morgan -- Reading the prophets from an environmental perspective / John Barton -- The significance of the Wisdom tradition in the ecological debate / Katharine J. Dell -- Reading the synoptic gospels ecologically / Richard Bauckham -- An ecological reading of Rom. 8.19-22 : possibilities and hesitations / Brendan Byrne -- Hellenistic cosmology and the letter to the Colossians : towards an ecological hermeneutic / Vicky S. Balabanski -- Retrieving the earth from the conflagration : 2 Peter 3.5-13 and the environment / Edward Adams -- pt. II. Insights from the history of interpretation. In the beginning : Irenaeus, creation and the environment / Francis Watson -- Power and dominion : patristic interpretations of Genesis I / Morwenna Ludlow -- Thomas Aquinas : reading the idea of dominion in the light of the doctrine of creation / Mark Wynn -- Martin Luther, the word of God and nature : Reformation hermeneutics in context / H. Paul Santmire -- 'Remaining loyal to the earth' : humanity, God's other creatures and the Bible in Karl Barth / Geoff Thompson -- Hans Urs von Balthasar : beginning with beauty / David Moss -- Between creation and transfiguration : the environment in the Eastern Orthodox tradition / Andrew Louth -- Jürgen Moltmann's ecological hermeneutics / Jeremy Law -- pt. III. Contemporary hermeneutical possibilities. Green millennialism : American evangelicals, environmentalism, and the book of Revelation / Harry O. Maier -- New Testament eschatology and the ecological crisis in theological and ecclesial perspective / Stephen C. Barton -- Keeping the commandments : the meaning of sustainable countryside / Tim Gorringe -- What on earth is an ecological hermeneutics? : some broad parameters / Ernst M. Conradie.
Summary: Ecological Hermeneutics reflects critically on the kinds of appeal to the Bible that have been made in environmental ethics and ecotheoloogy; engages with biblical texts with a view towards exploring their contribution to an ecological ethics; and explores the kind of hermeneutic necessary for such engagement to be fruitful for contemporary theology and ethics. Crucial to such broad reflection is the bringing together of a range of perspectives: biblical studies, historical theology, hermeneutics, and theological ethics. € The thematic coherence of the book is provided by the running focus on the ways in which biblical texts have been, or might be, read. This is not a volume on ecotheology; but rather on ecological hermeneutics. Indeed, some essays may show where biblical texts, or particular approaches in the history of interpretation, represent anthropocentric or even anti-ecological moves. One of the overall aims of the book will be to suggest how, and why, an ecological hermeneutic might be developed, and the kinds of interpretive choices that are required in such a development.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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