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Nature, God and Humanity: Envisioning an Ethics of Nature 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0521811224
ISBN-10: 0521811228
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"...well-intentioned, wide-ranging..." Roger S. Gottlieb, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Journal of American Academy of Religion

"I believe this to be a great and important book. It presents the most comprehensive and convincing argument I have seen from inside the academic discipline of ethics for redirecting environmental ethic--as well as academic ethics more generally--back to the scriptural sources of western values. It is a stunning and vital argument." Peter Ochs, University of Virginia

"The mostly straightforward material in the first part will be useful for upper-division undergraduates and graduate students interested in environmental ethics.... [The] last two sections will be especially useful to theologians and religious studies students who aant to think about environmental ethics within the framework of Reformed theology." Choice

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Nature, God and Humanity weaves together philosophical, scientific, religious and cultural considerations to show why non-human animals and nature in general are proper objects of moral concern and how our well-being depends on harmony with nature-as-created. This argument is unique in its comprehensiveness, its overt reliance on traditional forms of religious faith, and its account of how those holding conflicting ethics of nature can work together to end our current, foolish abuse of wild nature.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (April 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521811228
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521811224
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,646,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By R. Alan Walker on April 28, 2013
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This book is an intelligent analysis of ethical issues our ecological responsibilities written with clarity and depth.

It convincingly and effectively traces these issues with logic rather than passion.
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