The Paradise of God
Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age
By (author) Norman Wirzba
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Paradise of God by Norman Wirzba
Book DescriptionIn this provocative book, Norman Wirzba argues that the doctrine of creation-as presented in the Bible and as developed through the centuries-actually holds the key to a true understanding of our place in the environment and our responsibility toward it. Wirzba contends that an adequate response to environmental destruction depends on a new formulation of ourselves as part of a larger whole, rather than as radically free individuals. Drawing on the work of biblical scholars, ecologists, agrarians, philosophers, theologians, and cultural critics, Wirzba develops a comprehensive worldview that grows out of the idea that the world is God's creation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195157161
(242mm x 163mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Norman Wirzba
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A comprehensive theological framework for assessing the significance of eating, demonstrating that eating is of profound economic, moral and theological significance.
Holy Earth, Paperback (May 2009)
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Transforming Philosophy and Religion, Paperback (May 2008)» View all books by Norman Wirzba
Describes how various expressions of philosophy are transformed by the discipline of love. While it has been fairly common for philosophers to think about love, This work features 16 essays that go beyond the commonplace to show how philosophy is implicated in the ways of love.
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Author Biography - Norman Wirzba
Norman Wirzba is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Georgetown College in Kentucky. He is the editor of The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry (2002) and The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land.
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