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The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age

Norman Wirzba


Jewish and Christian doctrines of creation, when interpreted as accounts of the moral and spiritual character of the world rather than simply its origin, hold the key to addressing a variety of contemporary environmental concerns. They do so by showing how our identities as creatures lead to vocations that promote the care, peace, and celebration of creation. This account is developed through a sustained conversation with contemporary ecological science and agrarian thought. This book develops why the idea of creation has fallen upon hard times in modernity, and how something like a culture of ... More

Keywords: Creation, Ecology, Agrarianism, Science, Theology, Modernity, Justice, Peace, Environment, Culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195157161
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195157168.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Norman Wirzba, author
Georgetown College
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