That All May Flourish

Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics

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Editor(s): 
Laura Hartman
  • Oxford, England: 
    Oxford University Press
    , June
     2018.
     344 pages.
     $35.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780190456030.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Anne Mocko forthcoming.

Description

Can humans flourish without destroying the earth? In this book, experts on many of the world's major and minor religious traditions address the question of human and earth flourishing. Each chapter considers specific religious ideas and specific environmental harms. Chapters are paired and the authors work in dialogue with one another. Taken together, the chapters reveal that the question of flourishing is deceptively simple. Most would agree that humans should flourish without destroying the earth. But not all humans have equal opportunities to flourish. Additionally, on a basic physical level any human flourishing must, of necessity, cause some harm. These considerations of the price and distribution of flourishing raise unique questions about the status of humans and nature. This book represents a step toward reconciliation: that people and their ecosystems may live in peace, that people from different religious worldviews may engage in productive dialogue; in short, that all may flourish.

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

Laura M. Hartman blends her passions for religion and the environment in her work on consumption, climate engineering, ecological restoration, feminism, virtue, and other topics. She is author of The Christian Consumer: Living Faithfully in a Fragile World and editor of That All May Flourish: Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics.

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