The Contextualization of Christological Perichoresis for the Ecological Crisis
Conclusions for an Ecofeminist, Perichoretic Praxis892 in Athens
Contextualization as Christological Perichoresis
Links with the Previous Chapters
While reading the Bible, many questions emerged for me: ‘Are women created in the image of God or only men?’ ‘Will only humans, be recreated?’ ‘Will the non-human beings and the earth be recreated?’ ‘Are human beings the rulers of the cosmos?’ I was enriched by reading the works of feminist and ecofeminist theologians who had similar questions and were seeking answers. I agree with their idea that the logic of those who exercise power that exploits the people is the same as the logic that exploits the earth. The logic of human beings perceiving themselves as the apex of creation and the earth and its beings as ‘objects’ to use for their own well-being, destroyed their sense of connectedness with the earth and creation. Ecofeminist theologians searching for the roots of the ecological crisis know the problem of dualisms as one of distorted relationships; they seek a theology beyond dualisms.
The second chapter of my thesis is an introduction to feminist, ecological and ecofeminist theologies and their perspectives. To reread the biblical texts and their exegeses that seem problematic, we must first discuss the language of the texts and the language with which we ourselves communicate with God, other human beings, and the rest of the cosmos. We also need to consider the contexts within which the texts...
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