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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


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


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


From Education to Vocation

Warren Goldstein

in William Sloane Coffin Jr.: A Holy Impatience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102215
eISBN:
9780300135053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102215.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Coffin was not teachable in a traditional sense, this chapter states; nevertheless, he plunged into study, enjoying the swing of the pendulum back from the more physical experience of the CIA. He had ... More


Emerging Denominations and Persisting Sects

Bryan R. Wilson

in Religion in Secular Society: Fifty Years On

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198788379
eISBN:
9780191830297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788379.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

H. Richard Niebuhr sketched and explained a common pattern of evolution from sect to denomination. Wilson accepts much of Niebuhr’s argument but rejects the claim that sects generally last only one ... More


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