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Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key

Larry L. Rasmussen


“The unit of survival of human society is not human society. Its unit of survival is nature comprehensively. Our origin, ongoing life, and destiny reside here. The belonging we are born to is ecospheric and cosmic. Religions and moralities that do not account for these dimensions somewhere near their pulsing centers are now quaint and dangerous.” These lines, taken from the book, lead into the two-fold aim of this work. (1) To recast religious ethics so as to re-center the moral universe from (abstracted and disembodied) human society to the full community of life and its primal elements—earth ... More

Keywords: religious ethics, deep traditions, belonging, Earth-honoring faith, change, ecosphere, song

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199917006
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917006.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry L. Rasmussen, author
Union Theological Seminary