Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

32 p.

Publication Date

2005

Publisher

Theological Studies, Inc.

Source Publication

Theological Studies

Source ISSN

0040-5639

Original Item ID

Shelves: BX 801 .T45 Memorial Periodicals

Abstract

Philosophers have struggled with value theory as one of the most recalcitrant problems for environmental ethics. Theologians can benefit from their efforts when retrieving and reworking notions about the goodness of creation in patristic and medieval texts, particularly those by Augustine, John Chrysostom, and Thomas Aquinas. This process yields a religiously motivated rationale for intrinsic-instrumental valuing of the physical world's constituents for themselves, their relationships to one another, and their common good that can be relevant, meaningful, and helpful for responding to ecological degradation

Comments

Published version. Theological Studies, Vol. 66, No. 4 (2005): 783-814. Publisher link. © Theological Studies, Inc 2005. Used with permission.

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