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Earth Community, Earth Ethics (ECOLOGY and JUSTICE)
This acclaimed book provides a comprehensive approach to issues of social cohesion and ecological concern, synthesizing insights from religion, ethics, and environmental science in a single vision for creating a sustainable community of the Earth. With environmental ethics as its primary focus, Larry Rasmussen brings together insights from diverse sources on the state of t ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Orbis Books
(first published January 1st 1996)
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We can see the ill-effects of our disconnect with the eart, global warming, mass extinction, etc., but we don't have a good answer as to the cause. Rassmussan gets it, the problem lies in the very foundations of our cultures, and he proposes the fundamental changes needed to guide us through the environmental crisis.
This is one of the best books I have read. I struggle at times with theology. It doesn't often jibe with what is meaningful to me and what makes sense to me. This book had a wonderful life and earth affirming philosophy grounded in text and in the history of the church.