Can theologians respond meaningfully to the overwhelming scientific evidence that human activities are accelerating the temperature of Earth and adversely affecting people, other species, ecological systems, and the biosphere? Members of the Catholic Theological Society of Americas Interest Group on Global Warming have dug deeply into the biblical to contemporary traditions, reflected systematically, and produced seventeen original essays that demonstrate fruitful ways in which to approach the climate crisis so that current and predicted effects may be mitigated. Framing these essays are an overview of basic scientific findings that compelled this group effort and statements by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Pope Benedict XVI.
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Jame Schaefer is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Marquette University where she directs the Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Ethics and advises Students for an Environmentally Active Campus. For several years she convened the CTSA interest group that generated this anthology. Prior to her academic career, Schaefer served as a leader of local and regional environmental advocacy groups, a consultant to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on energy and ecological issues, and an appointee to policy advisory positions by county, state, and national governments.Review:
Confronting the Climate Crisis is a collection of exciting essays offering the best Catholic theological reflection on the pressing ethical issue of sustainability. The broad spectrum of perspectives in its pages which includes creation theology, feminist criticism, and the teaching of Benedict XVI and the U.S. Catholic bishops makes it an especially excellent classroom resource. --John E. Thiel, Professor of Religious Studies, Fairfield University and President, Catholic Theological Society of America
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