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Earth Habitat

Dieter Hessel

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Title: Earth Habitat

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

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Paperback. 264 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.7in.This signal volume gathers theologians from around the world to address three pressing questions: How can Christianity and Christian churches rethink themselves and their roles in light of the endangered earth What earth-honoring elements does justice-oriented Christianity have to contribute to the common good And how can local communities and churches respond creatively and constructively on a level to these vast global forcesThis volume captures the chief themes and presentations from the October 1998 conference on social justice, ecology, and church, entitled Ecumenical Earth and held at Union Theological Seminary. Among the 18 contributors to this trailblazing conference are Rasmussen and Hessel, James Cone, Kusumita Pedersen, Brigitte Kahl, Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi, Steven Rockefeller, Havid Hallman, Ernst Conradie, Peggy Shepard, and Troy Messenger. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780800632953

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Synopsis: This signal volume gathers theologians from around the world to address three pressing questions: How can Christianity and Christian churches rethink themselves and their roles in light of the endangered earth? What "earth-honoring" elements does justice-oriented Christianity have to contribute to the common good? And how can local communities and churches respond creatively and constructively on a level to these vast global forces?

This volume captures the chief themes and presentations from the October 1998 conference on social justice, ecology, and church, entitled "Ecumenical Earth" and held at Union Theological Seminary. Among the 18 contributors to this trailblazing conference are Rasmussen and Hessel, James Cone, Kusumita Pedersen, Brigitte Kahl, Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi, Steven Rockefeller, Havid Hallman, Ernst Conradie, Peggy Shepard, and Troy Messenger.

About the Author: Dieter Hessel is founding director of the ecumenical Program on Ecology, Justice and Faith, Princeton; author of Social Ministry; and editor of After Nature’s Revolt and (with Rosemary Ruether) Christianity and Ecology.

Larry Rasmussen is Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York. Among his prior works are Moral Fragments and Moral Community and Earth Community, Earth Ethics.

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