Earthkeeping and character : exploring a Christian ecological virtue ethic / Steven Bouma-Prediger.Material type: TextPublisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, Description: x, 198 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780801098840; 080109884XSubject(s): Human ecology -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | EcotheologyDDC classification: 241/.691 LOC classification: BT695.5 | .B685 2020
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Introduction: starting out: ecological ethics reframed -- Mapping the territory: on virtue and vice -- Living with amazement and modesty: wonder and humility -- Living with strength of mind and discernment: self-control and wisdom -- Living with respect and care: justice and love -- Living with fortitude and expectation: courage and hope -- Digging in: becoming a person of character.
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.