Christian Faith and the Environment
Making Vital Connections
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
332 Pages, 7.00 x 10.00 x 0.66 in
- Published: March 2007
$42.00 / £37.00 / AU$58.00Buy
Although the environmental crisis has been recognized as an international threat, Christian attempts to reconcile their religious traditions and the earth are just beginning. 'Christian Faith and the Environment' challenges churches to take a stand for environmental concerns. Hill explores how twentieth-century theologians such as Karl Rahner, Bernard Lonergan, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin have taught Christians to build bridges between Christianity and creation. Examining sacramental rites, church documents, and feminist theological insights on ecology, Hill outlines a Christian environmental spirituality and traces the ethical challenges posed by our new awareness of our environment.
Brennan R. Hill is Professor of Theology at Xavier University, Cincinnati, and the author of 'Exploring Catholic Theology' and 'Jesus, the Christ'.
"With this refreshing introduction and survey of an important emerging field of theological and pastoral study Professor Brennan Hill has made a significant contribution. This volume should be in the hand of all--laity and clergy--who are in or are preparing for environmental action and ministry today. I heartily recommend that every seminary, rectory, and religious house have a copy of this readable analysis of how the Christian tradition is now called to focus on the vital issues of ecological renewal, eco-justice, and earth stewardship."
--Donald B. Conroy, The North American Coalition on Religion and Ecology
"A broad, generous, and insightful account of the relation between theology and ecology. Hill gives us a clear, comprehensive, and helpful guide to important issues. This book will be a very helpful resource for a great variety of people."
--Denis Edwards, author of "Jesus and the Wisdom of God"
"A singular attempt at fostering the harmony of Christian faith and ecological thought. It is a must for the library of those wishing to investigate the Church's ongoing struggle to accommodate itself to the Modern World and especially to the environmental crisis."
--Al Fritsch, SJ, Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest