David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cambridge University Press (1996)
This book is about the extent, origins and causes of the environmental crisis. Dr Northcott argues that Christianity has lost the biblical awareness of the inter-connectedness of all life. He shows how Christian theologians and believers might recover a more ecologically friendly belief system and life style. The author provides an important corrective to secular approaches to environmental ethics, including utilitarian individualism, animal rights theories and deep ecology. He contends that neither the stewardship tradition, nor the panentheist or process ecological theologies have successfully mobilised the Christian tradition. He demonstrates that the Hebrew Bible contains an ecological message which is close to the traditions of many primal and indigenous peoples and which provides an important corrective to instrumental attitudes to nature in much modern philosophy and Christian ethics.
|Keywords||Human ecology Christianity Christian ethics Environmental ethics Ecology Moral and ethical aspects|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$26.94 used (56% off) $48.34 new (21% off) $52.76 direct from Amazon (14% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BT695.5.N68 1996|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Willis Jenkins (2009). After Lynn White: Religious Ethics and Environmental Problems. Journal of Religious Ethics 37 (2):283-309.
Similar books and articles
Michael Getzner, Clive L. Spash & Sigrid Stagl (eds.) (2005). Alternatives for Environmental Valuation. Routledge.
Anna Peterson (2000). In and of the World? Christian Theological Anthropology and Environmental Ethics. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 12 (3):237-261.
Louke van Wensveen (2000). Dirty Virtues: The Emergence of Ecological Virtue Ethics. Humanity Books.
Ben A. Minteer (ed.) (2009). Nature in Common?: Environmental Ethics and the Contested Foundations of Environmental Policy. Temple University Press.
Mark Cowell (1993). Ecological Restoration and Environmental Ethics. Environmental Ethics 15 (1):19-32.
Holmes Rolston (1989). Philosophy Gone Wild: Environmental Ethics. Prometheus Books.
Andrew Brennan, Environmental Ethics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads15 ( #104,489 of 1,096,856 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #106,891 of 1,096,856 )
How can I increase my downloads?