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Introduction

Jerry L. Walls

in Heaven: The Logic of Eternal Joy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113020
eISBN:
9780199834815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113020.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The first part of this introduction puts forward some examples of conflicting historical and contemporary views on Christian belief in heaven. The second part goes on to discuss the two basically ... More


Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Andrew R. H. Thompson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining, which has profound environmental and social impacts on the Appalachian Mountain region, represents an urgent ethical issue for Christians. The book proposes a ... More


Overturning Mountains

Andrew R. H. Thompson

in Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory section describes key features of MTR and the debate surrounding it. MTR is a highly controversial form of surface mining that uses explosives to remove vast amounts of material ... More


Relation, Revelation, and Revolution: A Theocentric Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Andrew R. H. Thompson

in Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the theocentric approach developed in the work of H. Richard Niebuhr and that of two Niebuhrians, James Gustafson and Emilie Townes. The author’s theocentric approach is ... More


All My Holy Mountain: Power, Identity, and Reclamation from a Theocentric Perspective

Andrew R. H. Thompson

in Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The goal of this book’s theocentric approach is not only to relativize human interpretations and imaginations but also to articulate more God-centered ones based on God’s values and purposes. This ... More


Loving the Mountains: Conclusions, Challenges, and Ways Forward

Andrew R. H. Thompson

in Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter places the process of critical examination and transformation of imaginations in the larger context of the moral life of the church. This process is a central feature of a ... More


Interpretations V: Edwards and Contemporary Theology

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0044
Subject:
Religion, Theology

As Edwards's work is becoming better known, more contemporary theologians are beginning to use parts of his theological project to assist their own. Some, such as H. Richard Niebuhr in the ... More


Metaphysics

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Unlike for many theologians of the Reformation or Neo-Orthodoxy, philosophy provided Edwards with a means for affirming the transcendent greatness and glory of God. Although difficult to classify, ... More


Classical Sources for a Catholic Cosmic Common Good: Augustine and Thomas Aquinas

Daniel P. Scheid

in The Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199359431
eISBN:
9780199359462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359431.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks to classical sources to enrich a Catholic cosmic common good: St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. It identifies in their theologies of creation a fivefold cosmic common good: the ... More


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