A Theology of the Built Environment: Justice, Empowerment, Redemption by T. J. GorringeA Theology of the Built Environment: Justice, Empowerment, Redemption by T. J. Gorringe

A Theology of the Built Environment: Justice, Empowerment, Redemption

byT. J. Gorringe

Paperback | August 19, 2002

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T.J. Gorringe's book reflects theologically on the built environment. After considering the divine grounding of constructed space, he looks at the ownership of land, the issues of housing (both urban and rural) and considers the built environment in terms of community and art. The book concludes with two chapters that set everything within the current framework of the environmental crisis and question directions the Church should be pursuing in building for the future.
Title:A Theology of the Built Environment: Justice, Empowerment, RedemptionFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 19, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521891442

ISBN - 13:9780521891448


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The theology of the built environment; 2. Constructed space and the presence of God; 3. The land; 4. The human dwelling; 5. From Eden to Jerusalem: town and country in the economy of redemption; 6. The meaning of the city; 7. Constructing community; 8. But is it art?; 9. God, nature and the built environment; 10. Towards Jerusalem?; Select bibliography; Index of names; Index of subjects.

Editorial Reviews

"Continuing in his tradition of historically rich, contextually superb and prophetically motivated scholarship, Timothy Gorringe offers a thorough work that brings the church's discourse into provocative juxtaposition with the old, yet pressing, issue of the built environment.... The individual chapters can be read as essays on their own, and the indices make A Theology of the Built Environment an excellent reference source.... Gorringe leaves the reader with a vision of a struggle grounded in theological values and an ultimate hope in a future built environment that is just. Consequently, this book should be read as part of that process of pedagogy that encourages us all to be prophets and to work toward a more just and empowering built environment." Research News and Opportunities in Science and Theology