Redeeming the Time: A Political Theology of the Environment by Stephen Bede ScharperRedeeming the Time: A Political Theology of the Environment by Stephen Bede Scharper

Redeeming the Time: A Political Theology of the Environment

byStephen Bede Scharper

Paperback | June 1, 1998

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"A thoughtful and interesting contribution to environmental theology literature." --Choice "Richly informative and provocative." --Review for Religious "Stephen Bede Scharper has added a significant new book to the growing collection of Christian ecotheological offerings....an admirable job of summarizing the main strands of Christian environmental theologies and highlighting the most valuable contributions of each....heartfelt...There is much to celebrate in this book!...presents a comprehensible and accessible guide to the major varieties of what Scharper calls 'Christian ecological theology.'...In this book he succeeds not just in coherently summarizing a number of the most important voices in ecotheology, but also in giving us a blueprint for the changed consciousness necessary to motivate a conversion from our destructive earth-damaging behavior to a more earth-friendly way of living." --Worldviews
Title:Redeeming the Time: A Political Theology of the EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 9 × 6.03 × 0.65 inPublished:June 1, 1998Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0826411355

ISBN - 13:9780826411358

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insightful Overview of Environmental Theology Scharper collects a relevant range of information on the thinking of historians, theologians and writers about the environmental crisis created by humans. A splendid overview of an important issue facing the planet and all species that inhabit it.
Date published: 2000-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful Book This is a great book. I use it as one of the central texts in my course on environmental issues. It is a great way to take up spiritualism with students who are not used to looking at the environment from beyond a scientific paradigm.
Date published: 2000-08-09

Table of Contents

Introduction: Knowing Our Place: Altered Landscapes and Altered Roles 1. Christian Theological Responses to the Ecological Crisis: An Overview 2. The Gaia Hypothesis: The Earth as a Living Organism 3. Process Theology: Intersubjectivity with Nature 4. The New Cosmology: The Universe as Context 5. Ecofeminism: From Patriarchy to Mutuality 6. Liberation Theology: The Greening of Solidarity 7. Contouring a Political Theology of the Environment

Editorial Reviews

"This is an excellent presentation of a liberation theology of the environment with a thorough assessment of its social and economic implications. Such a book has long been needed." --Thomas Berry