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Earth Story in Wisdom Traditions

vol 3

Author(s): Norman C. Habel

ISBN13: 9781841270869

ISBN10: 1841270865


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  • In this volume scholars from around the world read the story of the Earth in major Wisdom Traditions using the ecojustice principles outlined in Volume 1, Readings from the Perspective of Earth. These readings uncover a range of fresh perspectives about Earth in seeking to discover where the voices of Earth are suppressed or heard in the Wisdom texts. Some texts reveal an ecokinship between Earth and Wisdom. Texts from Job challenge a cosmic model that gives priority to heaven over Earth. Still others challenge the mandate to dominate in Genesis 1.28. In many texts, Wisdom provides a vehicle for a new kinship with Earth. Comtributors include Jenny Wightman, Hendrik Viviers, Carole Fontaine, Izak Spangenberg, Alice Sinnott, Willie van Heerden, Katherine Dell, Dale Patrick, Marie Turner and Laura Hobgood-Oster.

  • Norman C. Habel

    Norman C. Habel is Professorial Fellow in the Centre for Theology, Science and Culture at Flinders University of South Australia.

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