All Creation is Connected

Voices in Response to Pope Francis's Encyclical on Ecology

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Editor(s): 
Daniel R. DiLeo
  • Winnona, MN: 
    Anselm Academic
    , January
     2018.
     238 pages.
     $24.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781599828749.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Christopher Hrynkow forthcoming.

Description

Why care about the environment?

It’s a question people are asking and answering with greater frequency—and urgency—than ever before. And although many Americans remain ambivalent about our responsibility toward the earth, Pope Francis is clear: we must care about the environment, because all creation is connected.

He says this most clearly and powerfully in his 2015 encyclical Laudato si’: On Care for Our Common Home. Shortly after the pope released his encyclical, the Catholic Climate Covenant, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America held a conference to unpack and explore Laudato si’. All Creation Is Connected: Voices in Response to Pope Francis’s Encyclical on Ecology is a collection of essays born of that conference. Supplemented with review and discussion questions, and suggestions for further study, All Creation Is Connected explores an array of topics—from the background and reception of the encyclical to the key concepts that frame and animate it.

Why care about the environment? All Creation Is Connected explores that critical question and the pope’s timely response. This collection will catalyze conversation and spur necessary action for years to come.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Daniel R. DiLeo is Assistant Professor and the Director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program at Creighton University in Omaha.

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