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Contribution to Book



Format of Original

28 p.

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Marquette University Press

Source Publication

Confronting the Climate Crisis : Catholic Theological Perspectives

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Shelves: BX1795.H82 C67 2011


Confronting the Climate Crisis: Catholic Theological Perspectives is the culmination of a three-year study by participants in the Catholic Theology and Global Warming Interest Group of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA). This interest group was established in 2008 when several members of the CTSA shared a desire to respond theologically to the complex and vexing problem of global climate change. Some had already been addressing environmental issues from the perspectives of the various sub-disciplines of theology in which we have been trained (e.g., biblical, historical, systematics, ethics) because inherent in our vocation as theologians is a calling by God to be responsive to the moral issues and signs of our times.


Published Version. “Introduction” by Jame Schaefer from Confronting the Climate Crisis. Catholic Theological Perspectives. Jame Schaefer, Editor. ISBN 978-0-87462-791-6. Permalink. © 2011. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Marquette University Press. Used with permission.