Earthkeeping and Character

Exploring a Christian Ecological Virtue Ethic

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Steven Bouma-Prediger
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Baker Academic
    , November
     2019.
     208 pages.
     $24.99.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780801098840.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Addressing a topic of growing and vital concern, this book asks us to reconsider how we think about the natural world and our place in it. Steven Bouma-Prediger brings ecotheology into conversation with the emerging field of environmental virtue ethics, exploring the character traits and virtues required for Christians to be responsible keepers of the earth and to flourish in the challenging decades to come. He shows how virtue ethics can enrich Christian environmentalism, helping readers think and act in ways that rightly value creation.

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

Steven Bouma-Prediger (PhD, University of Chicago) is Leonard and Marjorie Maas Professor of Reformed Theology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He also oversees the environmental studies minor and chairs the Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee. In addition, Bouma-Prediger is adjunct professor of theology and ethics at Western Theological Seminary. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including For the Beauty of the Earth, is a former board member of the Au Sable Institute, and regularly writes and speaks on environmental issues.

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