Environmental Science and Theology in Dialogue

ISBN-10: 157075912X
ISBN-13: 9781570759123
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 3/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This work demonstrates how understanding environmental science and theology can provide new resources for sustaining the Earth. With sidebars, discussion questions, and recommended readings, the book provides students with a text that nurtures both critical thinking and ethical action.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Environmental Science And Theology In Dialogue: The Need for Interdisciplinarity
Why Dialogue?
Theology in Dialogue: A Brief Historical Summary
Theology in Dialogue with Environmental Issues
Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary, and Transdisciplinary
The Need for Interdisciplinarity in Faith-based Institutions
Questions for Discussion
Active Learning Exercise
Recommended Reading
The Relationship Between Science And Theology: A Strategic Collaboration
Theology and Science: Conflict to Collaboration
A Model for Strategic Interdisciplinarity: The Iterative-Praxiological Method
The Salmon Crisis � The Case Study
Questions for Discussion
Active Learning Exercises
Recommended Reading
Ecological Foundations For Environmental Science: Principles and Processes
Ecology and the Scientific Principles of Sustainability
Ecology: A Historical Retrospective
The Relationship of Ecology and Environmental Science
Ecosystems and Toxins
The Carrying Capacity of Ecosystems
Habitats and Human Development
Energy Consumption: Renewable and Nonrenewable Sources
What Is Environmental Sustainability?
Questions for Discussion
Active Learning Exercises
Recommended Reading
The Impact of People on Ecological Processes: The Harm We Do
Climate Change
The "Ozone Hole"
Water
Ecological and Carbon Footprints
Biodiversity Loss
Energy
Questions for Discussion
Active Learning Exercises
Recommended Reading
The Environmental Signs of The Times: Toxins and Children
What Is Environmental Toxicology?
How Toxins Are Measured
An Overview of the Impact of Toxins on Children
The Details of Chemical Exposure
Cost-Benefit Analysis and Discounting the Future
Questions for Discussion
Active Learning Exercises
Recommended Reading
Theological Reflections on Ecology And The Environmental Crisis: An Ecotheology of Revelation and Human Existence
The Biblical Theological Tradition
Bridging the Biblical World and Science
The Environmental Crisis and the Meaning of Human Existence
Ecological Grace and the Praxis of Ethical Response
Ecological Sin
Questions for Discussion
Active Learning Exercises
Recommended Readings
The Ecology of God: Theological Reflections on Wisdom, God, and Jesus Christ
Ecology and the Wisdom of God
Ecological Models of God: God in Process
Eschatological and Ethical Implications
Questions for Discussion
Active Learning Exercises
Recommended Readings
Sustainability For a small Planet: Theological and Scientific Reflections
A Theological Perspective
Scientific and Historical Considerations
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Active Learning Exercises
Recommended Readings
Notes
Glossary
Index

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