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The Resource The cosmic common good : religious grounds for ecological ethics, Daniel P. Scheid

The cosmic common good : religious grounds for ecological ethics, Daniel P. Scheid

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The cosmic common good : religious grounds for ecological ethics
Title
The cosmic common good
Title remainder
religious grounds for ecological ethics
Statement of responsibility
Daniel P. Scheid
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As ecological degradation continues to threaten permanent and dramatic changes for life on our planet, the question of how we can protect our imperiled Earth has become more pressing than ever before. In this book, Daniel Scheid draws on Catholic social thought to construct what he calls the "cosmic common good, " a new norm for interreligious ecological ethics. This ethical vision sees humans as an intimate part of the greater whole of the cosmos, emphasizes the simultaneous instrumental and intrinsic value of nature, and affirms the integral connection between religious practice and the pursuit of the common good. When ecologically reoriented, Catholic social thought can point the way toward several principles of the cosmic common good, such as the virtue of Earth solidarity and the promotion of Earth rights. These are rooted in the classical doctrines of creation in Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, and in Thomas Berry's interpretation of the evolutionary cosmic story. The cosmic common good can also be found in Hindu, Buddhist, and American Indian religious traditions. By placing a Catholic cosmic common good in dialogue with Hindu dharmic ecology, Buddhist interdependence, and American Indian balance with all our relations, Scheid constructs a theologically authentic moral framework that re-envisions humanity's role in the universe
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scheid, Daniel P
Dewey number
205/.691
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1795.H82
LC item number
S33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Ecotheology
Label
The cosmic common good : religious grounds for ecological ethics, Daniel P. Scheid
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000401384
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 248 pages
Isbn
9780199359431
Lccn
2015016509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000401384
  • (OCoLC)913829518
Label
The cosmic common good : religious grounds for ecological ethics, Daniel P. Scheid
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000401384
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 248 pages
Isbn
9780199359431
Lccn
2015016509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000401384
  • (OCoLC)913829518

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