A Priestly Approach to Environmental Theology: Learning to Receive and Give Again the Gifts of Creation

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A priestly sensibility is here presented as a way to characterize humanity's place in creation. Sacrifice, asceticism, and gratitude are described as three distinct and practical modalities of a priestly life that contribute to the care and celebration of creation. While a priestly understanding is often associated with Orthodox environmental theology, it has the potential to inform environmental theology broadly construed. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals and Dialog, Inc.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wirzba, N

Published Date

  • December 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 354 - 362

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-6385

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-2033

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-6385.2011.00636.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus