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

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Caring for the environment is a growing interest among evangelicals. This award-winning book provides the most thorough evangelical treatment available on a theology of creation care. "Authentic Christian faith requires ecological obedience," writes Steven Bouma-Prediger. He urges Christians to acknowledge their responsibility and privilege as stewards of the earth. The ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Baker Academic
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Kate
Oct 09, 2013 Kate rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I heavily skimmed this book to glean for dissertation info.

Bouma-Prediger offers a smart, interesting, concise overview of the interaction of ecology and theology. He explains exceedingly complicated theological and ethical concepts in a readable, usable, and engaging manner. The Biblical exegesis is enlightening and his conclusions are thoughtful and inspiring. Like any attempt at squeezing a large topic into a small space, it is a bit choppy and sometimes dense, but on the whole t
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Abby Tamkin
Feb 20, 2015 Abby Tamkin rated it really liked it
A very good survey of Christian environmental stewardship and associated concepts.
The chapter topics are:
1. An ecological perception of place
2. The groaning of creation (what's wrong with the world)
3. The ecological complaint against Christianity (review of arguments and discussion. This also was review and rebuttal of arguments against creation care.)
4. The connection between scripture and ecology
(this was one of my favorite parts. He includes his own paraphrase/translation of several creation
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