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Diversity and Dominion: Dialogues in Ecology, Ethics, and Theology

Edited by Kyle S. Van Houtan, Michael S. Northcott | Funded by LSRI-UND-GEJP | Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2010


About (from the publisher)

This book records a set of dialogues between scientists, theologians, and philosophers on what can be done to prevent a global slide into ecological collapse. It is a uniquely multidisciplinary book that exemplifies the kinds of cultural and scholarly dialogue urgently needed to address the threat to the earth represented by our super-industrial civilization. The authors debate the conventional account of nature conservation as protection from human activity. In contrast to standard accounts, they argue what is needed is a new relationship between human beings and the earth that recovers a primal respect for all things. This approach seeks to recover forgotten resources in ancient cultures and in the foundational narratives of Western civilization contained in the Bible and in the culture of classical Greece.