Space Between A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment

ISBN-10: 0801039088
ISBN-13: 9780801039089
Edition: 2012
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Description: The entire material world can be divided between the Natural Environment and the Built Environment. Over the past forty years, the Natural Environment has received more attention of the two, but that is beginning to change. With a renewed interest  More...

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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The entire material world can be divided between the Natural Environment and the Built Environment. Over the past forty years, the Natural Environment has received more attention of the two, but that is beginning to change. With a renewed interest in "place" within various academic disciplines and the practical issues of rising fuel costs and scarcity of land, the Built Environment has emerged as a coherent and engaging subject for academic and popular consideration.While there is a growing body of work on the Built Environment, very little approaches it from a distinctly Christian perspective. This major new work represents a comprehensive and grounded approach. Employing tools from the field of theology and culture, it demonstrates how looking at the Built Environment through a theological lens provides a unique perspective on questions of beauty, justice, and human flourishing.

William A. Dyrness is Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been a missionary in the Philippines and has taught in seminaries in Manila, Kenya, St. Petersburg and Seoul. He is also the author of 'The Earth is God's: A Theology of American Culture' (1997) and 'Visual Faith: Art, Theology and Worship in Dialogue' (2001).

Nigel Slack is the Professor of Operations Managment and Strategy at Warwick University. Previously he has been Professor of Manufacturing Strategy and Lucas Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Brunel University, a University Lecturer in Management Studies at Oxford University and Fellow in Operations Management at Templeton College, Oxford.Robert Johnston is a Professor of Operations Management at Warwick Business School and Associate Dean, responsible for finance and resources. He is the founding editor of the International Journal of Service Industry Management and he also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Operations Management and the International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research.

Acknowledgments
Introducing the Built Environment
Orientation
Who Are You?
Where Are You?
What Are You?
When Are You?
Participation
Family
Politics
Church
Engagement
The Sustainable Environment
Loving Place
Conclusion: A Geography of Rest
Notes
Index

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