Can Orthodox Christianity offer spiritual resources uniquely suited to the environmental concerns of today? Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration makes the case emphatically that it can indeed. In addition to being the first substantial and comprehensive collection of essays, in any language, to address environmental issues from the Orthodox point of view, Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration (with contributions from many of the most influential theologians and philosophers in contemporary world Orthodoxy) will engage a wide audience, in academic as well as popular circles – resonating not only with Orthodox audiences but with all those in search of a fresh approach to environmental theory and ethics that can bring to bear the resources of ancient spirituality, often virtually unknown in the West, on modern challenges and dilemmas.
Contributors: Savas Agouridis, David Bradshaw, Scott Cairns, James Carey, Costa Carras, John Chryssavgis, H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr., Bruce V. Foltz, Christina M. Gschwandtner, Perry T. Hamalis, Michael Harrington, Juretta Heckscher, Metropolitan John [Zizioulas] of Pergamon, Metropolitan Jonah [Paffhausen], Metropolitan Kallistos [Ware] of Diokleia, Anestis Keselopoulos, Chrysostomos Koutloumousianos, Andrew Louth, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, John Anthony McGuckin, Nikos Nissiotis, Aristotle Papanikolaou, Eric Perl, Donald Sheehan, Philip Sherrard, Alfred K. Siewers, Elizabeth and George Theokritoff, Archimandrite Vasileios of Iveron, Gayle Woloschak, Christos Yannaras
The Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Throne, taught theology in Sydney and Boston. He currently serves as theological advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on environmental issues. His environmental publications include Beyond the Shattered Image (Light & Life) and On Earth as in Heaven (Fordham).
Bruce V. Foltz, Professor of Philosophy at Eckerd College is founding President for both the International Association for Environmental Philosophy and the Society for Nature, Philosophy, and Religion. His environmental publications include Inhabiting the Earth: Heidegger, Environmental Ethics, and the Metaphysics of Nature; Rethinking Nature: Essays in Environmental Philosophy; and The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible (forthcoming Fordham).