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Nature, God and Humanity: Envisioning an Ethics of Nature

By: Richard L Fern

267 pages, no illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Apr 2002 | #131552 | ISBN: 0521009707
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Hardback | Apr 2002 | #131551 | ISBN: 0521811228
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Combines philosophical, scientific and (theistic) religious considerations in showing why non-human animals and nature in general are proper objects of moral concern.

'This is the work of a compassionate, mature and perceptive scholar.' Samuel Wells, Theology


Introduction; Part I. The Ethics of Nature: 1. Moral concerns; 2. Humane holism; 3. Ecological wisdom; Part II. The Wild God: 4. Religious faith; 5. Theistic naturalism; Part III. The Body of Humanity; 6. Human nature and good; 7. The fellowship of creation.

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Richard L. Fern, who holds advanced degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies (Ph.D., Yale University), Theology (M.Th., Southern Methodist University), and Law (J.D., Yale Law School), taught ethics for many years at the University of Illinois and Yale Divinity School. He is currently taking advantage of an early retirement to write on topics of interest.

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