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The Gardeners' Dirty Hands: Environmental Politics and Christian Ethics
The past three centuries have witnessed the accumulation of unprecedented levels of wealth and the production of unprecedented risks. These risks include the declining integrity and stability of many of the world's environments, which face dramatic and possibly irreversible change as the environmental burdens of late modern lifestyles increasingly shift to fragile ecosyste ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published June 18th 2019 by Oxford University Press, USA
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I might not be the target audience of this book and its scholarly conversation partners in global environmental governance, particularly, but I deeply enjoyed reading it and felt that doing so offers me (a regular old global citizen, Christian, and farmer) significant help. Most centrally, I loved reading it for the really usable and memorable concepts that explain (in a way I feel and recognize deeply) tragic human existence in the world (which is the founding condition (unrecognized, often!) o ...more
Sep 12, 2019 Russell Fox rated it really liked it
This was a surprisingly thoughtful book. Surprising because, as I began to read it, I thought it would be a fairly straightforward book on ethics, perhaps one that pushed the need for a little more sense of tragedy and a little more some Bonhoeffer in our reflections, but not much beyond that. As I got into the book however, I found some of my most basic convictions about sin, finitude, and our alienation from God brought into an at times genuinely arresting discussion of climate change. Basical ...more
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