Nature, God and Humanity: Envisioning an Ethics of Nature by Richard L. FernNature, God and Humanity: Envisioning an Ethics of Nature by Richard L. Fern

Nature, God and Humanity: Envisioning an Ethics of Nature

byRichard L. Fern

Paperback | April 15, 2002

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This study interweaves philosophical, scientific, religious and cultural factors to reveal why non-human animals and nature are objects of moral concern and how our well-being depends on harmony with nature as it was created. This argument is unique in its comprehensiveness, its overt reliance on traditional forms of religious faith, and its account of how those with conflicting ethics can work together to end the current, foolish abuse of nature.
Title:Nature, God and Humanity: Envisioning an Ethics of NatureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:April 15, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521009707

ISBN - 13:9780521009706


Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Ethics of Nature: 1. Moral concerns; 2. Humane holism; 3. Ecological wisdom; Part II. The Wild God: 4. Religious faith; 5. Theistic naturalism; Part III. The Body of Humanity; 6. Human nature and good; 7. The fellowship of creation.

Editorial Reviews

"The mostly straightforward material in the first part will be useful for upper-division undergraduates and graduate students interested in environmental ethics.... [The] last two sections will be especially useful to theologians and religious studies students who aant to think about environmental ethics within the framework of Reformed theology." Choice