Ask the beasts: Darwin and the god of love

Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-316) and index

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Main Author: Johnson, Elizabeth A. 1941-
Format: Print Book
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Published: London Oxford New York New Delhi Sydney Bloomsbury 2015
In:Year: 2015
Reviews:[Rezension von: Johnson, Elizabeth A., 1941-, Ask the beasts]$aElizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo (2015) (Gandolfo, Elizabeth O'Donnell)
Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love, Elizabeth A. Johnson, Bloomsbury, 2016 (ISBN 978-1-4729-2401-8), xviii + 323 pp., pb £12.99 (2017) (Hiuser, Kris)
Edition:Paperback edition
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Theory of evolution / Creation / Environmental ethics / Religion
Further subjects:B Environmental Protection Religious aspects Christianity
B Environmental degradation Religious aspects Christianity
B Nature Religious aspects Christianity
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Summary:Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-316) and index
For millennia, plant and animal species have received little sustained attention as subjects of Christian theology and ethics in their own right. Focused on the human dilemma of sin and redemptive grace, theology has considered the doctrine of creation to be mainly an overture to the main drama of humanity's relationship to God. What value does the natural world have within the framework of religious belief? The crisis of biodiversity in our day, when species are going extinct at more than 1,000 times the natural rate, renders this question acutely important. Standard perspectives need to be realigned; theology needs to look out of the window so to speak, as well as in the mirror. Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love leads to the conclusion that love of the natural world is an intrinsic element of faith in God and that far from being an add-on, ecological care is at the center of moral life