Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Dec. '13 Creation Corner: Holiday gift books on Ecology & Religion

For the secular environmentalist thinking religion has nothing to say about the Earth, or for the person of faith who is an environmentalist, or for yourself, consider these books for holiday giving.

The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation. Richard Bauckham.

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology. Douglas E. Christie.

Consider the Birds: A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible. Debbie Blue.

Earth-Honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key. Larry L. Rasmussen.

God's Good World: Reclaiming the Doctrine of Creation. Jonathan R. Wilson.

Language of the Fields: Tilling and Keeping as Christian Vocation. Daniel G. Deffenbaugh.

Love Letter to the Earth. Thich Nhat Hanh.

Making Peace with the Land: God's Call to Reconcile with Creation. Fred Bahnson and Norman Wirzba.

Option for the Poor and for the Earth: Catholic Social Teaching. Donal Dorr (a revision of his 1992 text, Option for the Poor: A Hundred Years of Vatican Social Teaching).

Rebirth of the Sacred: Science, Religion and the New Environmental Ethos. Robert Nadeau.

The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder. William P. Brown.

Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision. Randy S. Woodley.

Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, editor (over 20 contributors to inter-faith essays).

Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics. Andrew Linzey.

Also of interest:

Carbon Fast (daily actions to reduce one's carbon imprint), free on-line at www.macucc.org/carbonfast .

The Peaceable Table: Journal of Christian animal concerns and compassionate eating. Free on-line at http://www.vegetarianfriends.net/ .