Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

25 p.

Publication Date

2003

Publisher

Brill Academic Publishers

Source Publication

Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion

Source ISSN

1363-5247

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1163/156853503321916273

Abstract

A theological model of the human is needed to prompt responsible thinking about and acting within the physical world. Some basic components for modeling the human as a virtuous cooperator appear in the teachings of Thomas Aquinas. When appropriated cautiously and informed broadly by contemporary scientific findings, this model provides a promising way of thinking about humans in relation to other species and ecological systems, a framework for acting responsibly, and the motivation for making this behavior habitual.

Comments

Accepted version. Worldviews, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2003): 171-195. DOI. © Brill Academic Publishers. Used with permission.

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