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A Spiritual Democracy of All God’s Creatures:: Ecotheology and the Animals of Lynn White Jr.

Matthew T. Riley

in Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263196
eISBN:
9780823266531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263196.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Matthew T. Riley's essay returns to the beginnings of ecotheology, but only in order to tell the tale differently and expose the overlooked place of the animal in it. Ecotheology in its early stages ... More


Back to the Future: The Return of STS to Its “Historical Roots”

J. Baird Callicott

in Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035668
eISBN:
9780262337991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035668.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

J. Baird Callicott questions the basic premise of Lynn White Jr.’s essay “The Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis,” where White attributes the environmental crisis to Genesis where God created ... More


The Iconic Earth: Nature Godly and Beautiful

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Environmental philosophy has ignored the holy beauty that should be its starting point. The Byzantine icon shows how to approach this numinous beauty that the earth harbors, and this is argued ... More


The Glory of God Hidden in Creation: Eastern Views of Nature in Fyodor Dostoevsky and St. Isaac the Syrian

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The same bias that allows Lynn White Jr. to posit Western Christianity as normative for the Christian tradition as such allows Western interpreters of Dostoevsky to regard the affirmation of nature’s ... More


Between Heaven and Earth: Did Christianity Cause Global Warming?

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Heidegger argues that modern technology’s view of nature as stock or inventory is the outcome of Western metaphysics as “onto-theology,” in which Christianity played a central role. Lynn White offers ... More


Layers of Nature in Thomas Traherne and John Muir: Numinous Beauty, Onto-theology, and the Polyphony of Tradition

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

It was Heidegger who first advocated a de-structuring (Destruktion) or deconstruction of the Western tradition as necessary for a retrieval of more originary layers (the phenomena themselves) that ... More


Traces of Divine Fragrance, Droplets of Divine Love: The Beauty of Visible Creation in Byzantine Thought and Spirituality

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Byzantine spirituality transforms the ancient Greek sensitivity for manifestations of divinity in nature, demonstrating richly that criticisms of Christianity (such as Nietzsche’s and White’s) for ... More


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