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For the Life of the World

An Eastern Christian Approach to Nature and Environmental Care

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Robin Gibbons

For the Life of the World: An Eastern Christian Approach to Nature and Environmental Care explores climate change and global ecological issues via the ability of Christianity—one of the world’s most frequently practiced religions—to provide insight. Author Robin Gibbons outlines the tradition of prior Christian involvement in the issue, drawing upon ideas of freely given care and human stewardship of the world. Recently, the issue of climate change and the Christian community’s inability to act against it has been characterized by a disconnect between human life and nature, with the biblical model of human stewardship subsumed by politics, business, and greed. In contrast, this book advocates for embracing an older model of Christian thought, theoretically surmounting the consequences of climate disaster through care and respect for nature.

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Names: Gibbons, Robin, author.

Title: For the life of the world: an Eastern Christian approach toNature and environmental care / Robin Gibbons.

Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2019.

Series: Washington College studies in religion,politics, and culture; vol. 12 | ISSN 2151-7010

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2018031967 | ISBN 978-1-4331-5386-0 (hardback: alk. paper)

ISBN 978-1-4331-5387-7 (ebook pdf) | ISBN 978-1-4331-5388-4 (epub)

ISBN 978-1-4331-5389-1 (mobi)

Subjects: LCSH: Climate changes. | Eastern churches—Doctrines.

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