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Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics

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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 Berrys 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 humanitys role in the universe.


Daniel P. Scheid is Assistant Professor of Theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Preface Acknowledgements Chapter One: The Cosmic Common Good as a Ground for Interreligious Ecological Ethics Part I: A Catholic Cosmic Common Good Chapter Two: A Catholic Cosmic Common Good: Overview and Prospects Chapter Three: Classical Sources for a Catholic Cosmic Common Good: Augustine and Thomas Aquinas Chapter Four: Thomas Berry and an Evolutionary Catholic Cosmic Common Good Chapter Five: Earth Solidarity Chapter Six: Earth Rights Part II: The Cosmic Common Good and Interreligious Ecological Ethics Chapter Seven: Comparative Theology and Ecological Ethics Chapter Eight: Hindu Traditions: Dharmic Ecology Chapter Nine: Buddhist Traditions: Interdependence Chapter Ten: American Indian Traditions: Balance with All Our Relations Conclusion: An Interreligious Cosmic Common Good Notes Bibliography Index


Titel: Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics
Untertitel: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics
EAN: 9780199359448
ISBN: 978-0-19-935944-8
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Religion, Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 264
Veröffentlichung: 01.12.2015
Jahr: 2015
Untertitel: Englisch