Abstract/Details

Environmental ethics, evolutionary science, and openness theology

Harvey, Sharon R.   University of Idaho ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2006. 3220454.

Abstract (summary)

Evaluation of the God/human/world relationship in Christian environmental ethics is necessary due to difficulties regarding competition in nature and the traditional concept of God. Theological ethics of the environment are needed that are practical, compatible with science, and that promote human responsibility. This dissertation examines the problems of theodicy and theism coming from traditional Protestant Christianity that continue to prevent it from producing an intelligible environmental ethic. It analyzes the concept of God's self-limitation in openness theology and its pragmatic stress on experience. With openness theology, the dynamic qualities of nature and God are adequately accounted for, providing a new vision and framework for future Christian environmental ethics.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Environmental science;
Philosophy
Classification
0768: Environmental science
0422: Philosophy
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Health and environmental sciences; Ecological theology; Environmental ethics; Evolutionary science; Openness theology
Title
Environmental ethics, evolutionary science, and openness theology
Author
Harvey, Sharon R.
Number of pages
146
Degree date
2006
School code
0089
Source
DAI-A 81/1(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
978-0-542-73871-5
Advisor
Lind, Douglas
University/institution
University of Idaho
University location
United States -- Idaho
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3220454
ProQuest document ID
305329755
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/305329755