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The Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics

Daniel P. Scheid


The forces that imperil Earth threaten present, permanent, and dramatic changes for life on the planet. What is the moral vision required to understand Earth’s goodness and humanity’s place in it? This book argues that the cosmic common good provides a common ground for interreligious ecological ethics by affirming (1) an ethical non-anthropocentrism, in which humans are part of the greater whole of the cosmos; (2) both the instrumental and intrinsic value of nonhuman nature; and (3) an integral connection between the ends of religious practice and the pursuit of this common good. Part One beg ... More

Keywords: cosmic common good, ecological ethics, Catholic, Hinduism, Buddhism, American Indian, interreligious ecological ethics, Earth solidarity, Earth rights, Catholic doctrine of creation, interdependence, dharmic ecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199359431
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359431.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel P. Scheid, author
Assistant Professor of Theology, Duquesne University