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For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care (Engaging Culture)

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Thomas Aquinas once stated that "any error about creation also leads to an error about God." At a time when it seems humans have erred much in their treatment of the planet, this book explores the relationship between Christianity and the natural world in the most thorough evangelical treatment available on a theology of creation care. An esteemed scholar of ecology and th ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Baker Academic
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Bethany
I'm still thinking this one over. I agreed with most of it but found some of the theological points to be a bit of a stretch. This, however, did not diminish the credibility of the concept that as a Christian it is not only my duty, but my pleasure to care for all of creation by living within my means, seeking the common good, and exhibiting a deep care for all living creatures.

The writing style bothered me. "In short," and other such transitional phrases were used way too much.
Emilie
I read this book for a class this semester, and was taught by the author himself. I found it a very interesting and thought provoking read. It is well organized and had many good points that made me think about how I interact with the world, and what I can do to make less of a footprint in terms of ecological preservation. I would definitely suggest it to others to read!
matthew kaemingk
Apr 10, 2007 matthew kaemingk rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Enviromentalism and Christianity
A wonderful Christian argument for the care of the earth. Best one stop shop for a biblical case on environmental preservation.
Allison
Well-written and insightful environmental theology book.
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