The paradise of God renewing religion in an ecological age: renewing religion in an ecological age


In this provocative book, Norman Wirzba argues that the doctrine of creation-as presented in the Bible and as developed through the centuries-actually holds the key to a true understanding of our place in the environment and our responsibility toward it. Wirzba contends that an adequate response to environmental destruction depends on a new formulation of ourselves as part of a larger whole, rather than as radically free individuals. Drawing on the work of biblical scholars, ecologists, agrarians, philosophers, theologians, and cultural critics, Wirzba develops a comprehensive worldview that grows out of the idea that the world is God's creation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wirzba, N

Published Date

  • 2003

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Place of Publication

  • New York

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1423756916

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781423756910