Redacted Dominionism

A Biblical Approach to Grounding Environmental Responsibility

By Christopher Cone

Redacted Dominionism

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  • ISBN: 9781620321591
  • Pages: 134
  • Publication Date: 11/29/2012
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Redacted Dominionism

A Biblical Approach to Grounding Environmental Responsibility

By Christopher Cone

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781620321591
  • Pages: 134
  • Publication Date: 11/29/2012
  • Retail Price: $17.00
Web Price: $13.60
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781620321591
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 11/29/2012
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Web Price: $13.60
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About-

Critiques of the environmental ramifications of the early Genesis narrative by environmental thinkers such as Aldo Leopold, Ian McHarg, and Lynn White underscore a long-standing tension between the environmental movement and Western Christianity. The evangelical community, especially, has been at odds with the environmental movement, in grounding its theology of human relations to nature on the Genesis narrative--a narrative the environmental community views generally as contributing negatively to environmental matters.
Redacted Dominionism is a literal interpretation of the early Genesis narrative that recognizes human relations to nature are based on theocentric themes. Redacted Dominionism understands humanity as initially given dominion over nature, by virtue of the image of God in humanity, but that human disobedience to God tarnished that image, and human qualification for dominion was lost. Post-fall, the dominion mandate is never repeated in Genesis and seems even to be replaced. Redacted Dominionism offers an important biblical approach to understanding human responsibility to God for how we interact with His creation.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Redacted Dominionism is a solid resource demonstrating that a literal biblical reading yields a theocentric, not anthropocentric, vision of the relationship between God, humans, and the rest of the world. Cone's work is significant both for those in the evangelical Christian community seeking an environmental position resonant with their tradition, and for anyone else who wants to understand literal interpretive methods and/or evangelical perspectives on the environment."
--Sarah E. Fredericks, Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

"In response to charges that the Judeo-Christian worldview was to blame for the environmental crisis, Christian apologists responded with a stewardship environmental ethic. For reasons Cone explains in this book, that environmental ethic was not consistent with an evangelical reading of Scripture. Redacted dominionism is. Cone has achieved something very rare in environmental philosophy--a genuinely novel environmental ethic, one that may elicit the full commitment of evangelical Christians to be part of the solution and not part of the problem of environmental degradation."
--J. Baird Callicott, Distinguished Research Professor, University of North Texas

Contributors-

Christopher Cone

Bio(s)-

Christopher Cone, ThD, PhD, is President of Tyndale Theological Seminary & Biblical Institute, and has authored and edited several books, including: The Bible in Government and Society, Prolegomena on Biblical Hermeneutics and Method, A Concise Bible Survey: Tracing the Promises of God, Dispensationalism Tomorrow and Beyond: A Theological Collection in Honor of Charles C. Ryrie, Life Beyond the Sun: An Introduction to Worldview and Philosophy Through the Lens of Ecclesiastes, Practical Aspects of Pastoral Theology, and Biblical Sufficiency Applied.

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