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978-1-4985-4190-9 • Hardback • September 2016 • $98.00 • (£75.00)
978-1-4985-4191-6 • eBook • September 2016 • $93.00 • (£72.00)
John Doody is professor of philosophy and Robert M. Birmingham Chair in Humanities
at Villanova University.
Kim Paffenroth is professor of religious studies and the Director of the Honors Program at Iona College.
Mark Smillie is professor of philosophy at Carroll College.
1. “But Enough About Me”: What Does Augustine’s Confessions Have to Do with Facebook?
2. Augustine and Ecology: St. Augustine’s Reflections on Genesis and Human Care for Nature
3. The Moral Teachings of St. Augustine and the Roman Catholic Church Regarding the Environment: A Comparison
4. Anthropocene as Empire: An Augustinian Anthropology for “Keeping the Wild”
5. Interdependent and Vulnerable:
Sustainability and Augustinian Theological Anthropology
6. Saint Augustine on “Saving Both Men and Beasts”
7. Toward an Augustinian Eco-theology
8. Saint Augustine: Patron Saint of the Environment?
9. Augustine’s Trinitarian Sacramental Sensibilities, Influence, and Significance for Our Imperiled Planet
10. Saint Augustine and the Goodness of Creation
11. A Green Augustine: What Augustinian Theology Can Contribute to Ecotheology
This is a WWAD (What Would Augustine Do) book. This is indeed a book of great value and has it has a due place in any classroom where environmental concerns are discussed. It presents the relevance of an ancient voice for modern Christians.
The thoughtful and sympathetic retrieval of ancient Christian voices for contemporary concerns is not passé, it is critical—too quickly our theological feet are planted firmly in the thin air of the present. Theological memory is essential. This critical volume of theological reflections grounds the church and society in the Christian belief in the goodness, beauty, and sanctity of God’s brilliant creation.
— A. J. Swoboda, Executive Director of the Seminary Stewardship Alliance