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Frieden Auf Erden? - Weihnachten ALS Provokation (German, Hardcover, 1. Auflage ed.): Eberhard Schockenhoff Frieden Auf Erden? - Weihnachten ALS Provokation (German, Hardcover, 1. Auflage ed.)
Eberhard Schockenhoff
R434 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R35 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Visions of Discovery - New Light on Physics, Cosmology, and Consciousness (Paperback): Raymond Y. Chiao, Marvin L. Cohen,... Visions of Discovery - New Light on Physics, Cosmology, and Consciousness (Paperback)
Raymond Y. Chiao, Marvin L. Cohen, Anthony J. Leggett, William D. Phillips, Charles L. Harper, Jr
R1,794 Discovery Miles 17 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

World-leading researchers, including Nobel Laureates and rising young stars, examine some of the most important and fundamental questions at the forefronts of modern science, philosophy, and theology, taking into account recent discoveries from a range of fields. This fascinating book is ideal for anyone seeking answers to deep questions about the universe and human life. The remarkable career of Charles H. Townes, inventor of the maser and laser for which he shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics, has spanned seven decades. His interests have ranged from the origin of the Universe to the structure of molecules, always focusing on the nature of human life. Honouring his work, this book explores the most basic questions of science, philosophy, and the nature of existence: How did the Universe begin? Why do the fundamental constants of nature have the values they do? What is human consciousness, and do we have free will?

In the Narrow Places - Commentary on the 3 Weeks (Hardcover): Erica Brown In the Narrow Places - Commentary on the 3 Weeks (Hardcover)
Erica Brown
R465 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R48 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dr. Erica Brown is one of the foremost Jewish educators of our time. In In the Narrow Places, she brings her extraordinary teaching skills to the subject of the Three Weeks, the period of mourning commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples. For each day of the Three Weeks, she presents a short, inspirational essay based on biblical texts followed by a kavana a spiritual focus that involves reflection, imagination or action to transform these somber days of remembrance into a period of introspection and spiritual growth. Alongside the traditional prophecies of doom and consolation traditionally read during the Three Weeks, In the Narrow Places offers a new process for rebuilding and a re-affirmation of hope.

Hallaj - Mystic And Martyr (Paperback, Revised edition): Louis Massignon Hallaj - Mystic And Martyr (Paperback, Revised edition)
Louis Massignon; Edited by Herbert Mason
R874 R714 Discovery Miles 7 140 Save R160 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Abridged from the four-volume "The Passion of al-Hallaj, " one of the major works of Western orientalism, this book explores the life and teaching of a famous tenth-century Sufi mystic and martyr, and in so doing describes not only his experience but also the whole milieu of early Islamic civilization. Louis Massignon (1883-1962), France's most celebrated Islamic specialist in this century and a leading Catholic intellectual, wrote of a man who was for him a personal inspiration.

From reviews of the four-volume translation:

Conscience - The Duty to Obey and the Duty to Disobey (Paperback): Harold M. Schulweis Conscience - The Duty to Obey and the Duty to Disobey (Paperback)
Harold M. Schulweis
R342 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Profound and Stirring Call to Action in Our Troubled World from One of America's Great Religious Leaders

"Conscience may be understood as the hidden inner compass that guides our lives and must be searched for and recovered repeatedly. At no time more than our own is this need to retrieve the shards of broken conscience more urgent." from the Introduction

This clarion call to rethink our moral and political behavior examines the idea of conscience and the role conscience plays in our relationships to government, law, ethics, religion, human nature and God and to each other. From Abraham to Abu Ghraib, from the dissenting prophets to Darfur, Rabbi Harold Schulweis probes history, the Bible and the works of contemporary thinkers for ideas about both critical disobedience and uncritical obedience. He illuminates the potential for evil and the potential for good that rests within us as individuals and as a society.

By questioning religion's capacity and will to break from mindless conformity, Rabbi Schulweis challenges us to counter our current suppressive culture of obedience with the culture of moral compassion, and to fulfill religion s obligation to make room for and carry out courageous moral dissent."

Method in Theology - Volume 14 (Paperback): Bernard Lonergan Method in Theology - Volume 14 (Paperback)
Bernard Lonergan; Edited by Robert Doran, S.J., John Dadosky
R923 Discovery Miles 9 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Method in Theology stands with Insight as Bernard Lonergan's most important work. It is Lonergan's answer to those who would argue that in this time of cultural change and dissolution, the believer is afloat on a sea of multiplying theologies, without rudder or compass. Lonergan was resolute in his refusal to be defeatist on this point. While agreeing that theology must continually change to mediate between religion and culture, he worked out an integral method to guide and control this ongoing process. Method in Theology is the fruit of this labour. This critical edition has benefited from extensive research into Lonergan's typescripts and from consulting the recordings from several institutes where he lectured over the course of the work's development. Lonergan's intention was to provide a set of methods that would guide a collaborative community in the ongoing construction of a theology that would move from recovery of the data through resolution of conflicts to contemporary formulations and applications. With this work, the cognitional theory of Insight: A Study of Human Understanding underwent a surprising set of developments in the form of what he calls functional specialization.

Hanuman: God & Epic Hero (Paperback): Joginder Narula Hanuman: God & Epic Hero (Paperback)
Joginder Narula
R381 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R39 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

God Hanuman has an important place in India and is worshipped by millions of people. He is a god who is the archetype of honesty, loyalty and courage. More than any other folk god, Hanuman is endowed with human qualities so much cherished in the Indian tradition. There is no scholarly work in English on Hanuman that utilises Sanskrit literature to delineate his importance as a god and as confidant of Rama. Although Hanuman is a popular folk god in India, he has not received attention commensurate with his popularity from scholars of religion and mythology. This study seeks to fill this gap and explores the human and superhuman role of Hanuman in Sanskrit texts. With the Ramayana as the basic source, Sanskrit plays and Puranas have also been studied to unravel the complexity of Hanumans personality and its development as a character in flesh and blood. Hanuman is also analysed in the context of religious tradition centred on Ramayana. The study focuses on the evolution and change in the theology of Hanuman. He appears as an incarnation of Siva, a god in his own right, a tribal deity and a hero god with power and virility who destroys evil. At a mundane level Hanuman is an ideal human, an upright man, a trusted friend of Rama, a statesman and a brave warrior. In the bhakti tradition, he is the lord, the object of bhakti.

The Laws and Concepts of Niddah (English, Hebrew, Hardcover): Zvi Sobolofsky The Laws and Concepts of Niddah (English, Hebrew, Hardcover)
Zvi Sobolofsky
R636 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R75 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Laws and Concepts of Niddah is a comprehensive presentation of Hilkhot Niddah as well as the thinking and processes behind the laws. Raising modern-day applications and new issues, the author offers the opinions of the most respected haloakhic decisors of our generation.

The Westminster Shorter Catechism in Modern English (Paperback): Douglas F. Kelly, Philip B. Rollinson, Frederick T Marsh The Westminster Shorter Catechism in Modern English (Paperback)
Douglas F. Kelly, Philip B. Rollinson, Frederick T Marsh
R84 R69 Discovery Miles 690 Save R15 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Since its completion in 1647 the Westminster Shorter Catechism has been unsurpassed as a concise tool for teaching the Reformed understanding of Scripture. Though the truths of the catechism are unchanging, the English language has undergive many changes, which have made using the catechism in its original form increasingly difficult.

Monotheism and Its Complexities - Christian and Muslim Perspectives (Paperback): Lucinda Mosher, David Marshall Monotheism and Its Complexities - Christian and Muslim Perspectives (Paperback)
Lucinda Mosher, David Marshall
R579 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R36 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Conventional wisdom would have it that believing in one God is straightforward; that Muslims are expert at monotheism, but that Christians complicate it, weaken it, or perhaps even abandon it altogether by speaking of the Trinity. In this book, Muslim and Christian scholars challenge that opinion. Examining together scripture texts and theological reflections from both traditions, they show that the oneness of God is taken as axiomatic in both, and also that affirming God's unity has raised complex theological questions for both. The two faiths are not identical, but what divides them is not the number of gods they believe in. The latest volume of proceedings of The Building Bridges Seminar-a gathering of scholar-practitioners of Islam and Christianity that meets annually for the purpose of deep study of scripture and other texts carefully selected for their pertinence to the year's chosen theme-this book begins with a retrospective on the seminar's first fifteen years and concludes with an account of deliberations and discussions among participants, thereby providing insight into the model of vigorous and respectful dialogue that characterizes this initiative. Contributors include Richard Bauckham, Sidney Griffith, Christoph Schwoebel, Janet Soskice, Asma Afsaruddin, Maria Dakake, Martin Nguyen, and Sajjad Rizvi. To encourage further dialogical study, the volume includes those scripture passages and other texts on which their essays comment. A unique resource for scholars, students, and professors of Christianity and Islam.

Our Common Cosmos - Exploring the Future of Theology, Human Culture and Space Sciences (Hardcover): Zoe Lehmann Imfeld, Andreas... Our Common Cosmos - Exploring the Future of Theology, Human Culture and Space Sciences (Hardcover)
Zoe Lehmann Imfeld, Andreas Losch
R2,325 Discovery Miles 23 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume collects an international body of voices, as a timely response to a rapidly advancing field of the natural sciences. The contributors explore how the disciplines of theology, earth and space sciences contribute to the debate on constantly expanding ethical challenges, and the prospect of humanity's future. The discussions offered in this volume see the 'community' as central to a sustainable and ethical approach to earth and space sciences, examining the role of theology in this communal approach, but also recognizing theology itself as part of a community of humanity disciplines. Examining the necessity for interaction between disciplines, this collection draws on voices from biodiversity studies, geology, aesthetics, literature, astrophysics, and others, to illustrate precisely why a constructive and sustainable dialogue is needed within the current scientific climate.

The Greatest Possible Being (Hardcover): Jeff Speaks The Greatest Possible Being (Hardcover)
Jeff Speaks
R984 Discovery Miles 9 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What can we know about God by reason alone? Philosophical theology is the attempt to obtain such knowledge. An ancient tradition, which is perhaps more influential now than ever, tries to derive the attributes of God from the principle that God is the greatest possible being. Jeff Speaks argues that that constructive project is a failure. He also argues that the related view that the concept of God is the concept of a greatest possible being is a mistake. In the last chapter, he sketches an alternative path forward.

Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder (Paperback): Michael Marmur Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder (Paperback)
Michael Marmur
R709 Discovery Miles 7 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was one of the twentieth century's most influential Jewish thinkers, a respected theologian and enthusiastic civil rights activist who marched to Selma with Martin Luther King, Jr. His theology emphasized the immediacy of wonder and awe, yet his writing was studded with signs of his vast knowledge of traditional scholarship. No other Jewish thinker of note in the twentieth century used such a wide range of texts so extensively. Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder is the first book to demonstrate how Heschel's political, intellectual, and spiritual commitments were embedded in his reading of Jewish tradition. By shedding new light on how Heschel's theological project reconciled the demands of tradition and the modern world, Michael Marmur offers an inspirational lesson in how contemporary Jewish thought can embrace both the texts of the past and the challenges of the present.

Intelligent Faith - A Celebration of Darwinian Evolution (Paperback): John Quenby, John MacDonald Smith Intelligent Faith - A Celebration of Darwinian Evolution (Paperback)
John Quenby, John MacDonald Smith
R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The year 2009 is the Anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th publication of his book on "The Origin of Species". The ideas which Darwin stimulated lie at the heart of our understanding of the natural world. They offer and elegant scientific account which elicits a positive response from and gives much to theology. Yet in recent years the Intelligent Design movement amongst creationists in the United States in opposition, not only to Darwinism, but also and consistently, to contemporary Western values and to mainstream liberal theology. It is now infiltrating the United Kingdom. In this book a group of scientists and theologians unite to honour Charles Darwin, expressing their common conviction that Darwinian evolution marks a very great advance in human understanding of the world and that Intelligent Design is an unproductive dead end. "Intelligent Faith" will be of interest not only to thinking people with an interest in theology and science but also to sixth formers, school discussion groups and university societies.

Saving God - Religion after Idolatry (Paperback): Mark Johnston Saving God - Religion after Idolatry (Paperback)
Mark Johnston
R567 R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Save R88 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this book, Mark Johnston argues that God needs to be saved not only from the distortions of the "undergraduate atheists" (Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris) but, more importantly, from the idolatrous tendencies of religion itself. Each monotheistic religion has its characteristic ways of domesticating True Divinity, of taming God's demands so that they do not radically threaten our self-love and false righteousness. Turning the monotheistic critique of idolatry on the monotheisms themselves, Johnston shows that much in these traditions must be condemned as false and spiritually debilitating.

A central claim of the book is that "supernaturalism" is idolatry. If this is right, everything changes; we cannot place our salvation in jeopardy by tying it essentially to the supernatural cosmologies of the ancient Near East. Remarkably, Johnston rehabilitates the ideas of the Fall and of salvation within a naturalistic framework; he then presents a conception of God that both resists idolatry and is wholly consistent with the deliverances of the natural sciences.

Princeton University Press is publishing "Saving God" in conjunction with Johnston's forthcoming book "Surviving Death," which takes up the crux of supernaturalist belief, namely, the belief in life after death.

Conscience - The Duty to Obey and the Duty to Disobey (Hardcover): Harold M. Schulweis Conscience - The Duty to Obey and the Duty to Disobey (Hardcover)
Harold M. Schulweis
R400 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Profound and Stirring Call to Action in Our Troubled World from One of America's Great Religious Leaders

"Conscience may be understood as the hidden inner compass that guides our lives and must be searched for and recovered repeatedly. At no time more than our own is this need to retrieve the shards of broken conscience more urgent." from the Introduction

This clarion call to rethink our moral and political behavior examines the idea of conscience and the role conscience plays in our relationships to government, law, ethics, religion, human nature and God and to each other. From Abraham to Abu Ghraib, from the dissenting prophets to Darfur, Rabbi Harold Schulweis probes history, the Bible and the works of contemporary thinkers for ideas about both critical disobedience and uncritical obedience. He illuminates the potential for evil and the potential for good that rests within us as individuals and as a society.

By questioning religion's capacity and will to break from mindless conformity, Rabbi Schulweis challenges us to counter our current suppressive culture of obedience with the culture of moral compassion, and to fulfill religion s obligation to make room for and carry out courageous moral dissent."

Human Nature & Jewish Thought - Judaism's Case for Why Persons Matter (Paperback): Alan L. Mittleman Human Nature & Jewish Thought - Judaism's Case for Why Persons Matter (Paperback)
Alan L. Mittleman
R435 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores one of the great questions of our time: How can we preserve our sense of what it means to be a person while at the same time accepting what science tells us to be true--namely, that human nature is continuous with the rest of nature? What, in other words, does it mean to be a person in a world of things? Alan Mittleman shows how the Jewish tradition provides rich ways of understanding human nature and personhood that preserve human dignity and distinction in a world of neuroscience, evolutionary biology, biotechnology, and pervasive scientism. These ancient resources can speak to Jewish, non-Jewish, and secular readers alike. Science may tell us what we are, Mittleman says, but it cannot tell us who we are, how we should live, or why we matter. Traditional Jewish thought, in open-minded dialogue with contemporary scientific perspectives, can help us answer these questions. Mittleman shows how, using sources ranging across the Jewish tradition, from the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud to more than a millennium of Jewish philosophy. Among the many subjects the book addresses are sexuality, birth and death, violence and evil, moral agency, and politics and economics. Throughout, Mittleman demonstrates how Jewish tradition brings new perspectives to--and challenges many current assumptions about--these central aspects of human nature. A study of human nature in Jewish thought and an original contribution to Jewish philosophy, this is a book for anyone interested in what it means to be human in a scientific age.

Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology (Hardcover): David Ohana Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology (Hardcover)
David Ohana
R3,054 Discovery Miles 30 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology is the first book to explore the impact of Friedrich Nietzsche's work on the formation of Jewish political theology during the first half of the twentieth century. It maps the many ways in which early Jewish thinkers grappled with Nietzsche's powerful ideas about politics, morality, and religion in the process of forging a new and modern Jewish culture. The book explores the stories of some of the most important Jewish thinkers who utilized Nietzsche's writings in crafting the intellectual foundations of Jewish modern political theology. These figures' political convictions ranged from orthodox conservatism to pacifist anarchism, and their attitude towards Nietzsche's ideas varied from enthusiastic embrace to ambivalence and outright rejection. By bringing these diverse figures together, the book makes a convincing argument about Nietzsche's importance for key figures of early Zionism and modern Jewish political thought. The present study offers a new interpretation of a particular theological position which is called "heretical religiosity." Only with modernity and, paradoxically, with rapid secularization, did one find "heretical religiosity" at full strength. Nietzsche enabled intellectual Jews to transform the foundation of their political existence. It provides a new perspective on the adaptation of Nietzsche's philosophy in the age of Jewish national politics, and at the same time is a case study in the intellectual history of the modern Jewry. This new reading on Nietzsche's work is a valuable resource for students and researchers interested in philosophy, Jewish history and political theology.

The Signifying Creator - Nontextual Sources of Meaning in Ancient Judaism (Hardcover, New): Michael D Swartz The Signifying Creator - Nontextual Sources of Meaning in Ancient Judaism (Hardcover, New)
Michael D Swartz
R1,310 R1,114 Discovery Miles 11 140 Save R196 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For centuries, Jews have been known as the "people of the book." It is commonly thought that Judaism in the first several centuries CE found meaning exclusively in textual sources. But there is another approach to meaning to be found in ancient Judaism, one that sees it in the natural world and derives it from visual clues rather than textual ones. According to this conception, God embedded hidden signs in the world that could be read by human beings and interpreted according to complex systems. In exploring the diverse functions of signs outside of the realm of the written word, Swartz introduces unfamiliar sources and motifs from the formative age of Judaism, including magical and divination texts and new interpretations of legends and midrashim from classical rabbinic literature. He shows us how ancient Jews perceived these signs and read them, elaborating on their use of divination, symbolic interpretation of physical features and dress, and interpretations of historical events. As we learn how these ancient people read the world, we begin to see how ancient people found meaning in unexpected ways.

A Historical Theology of the Hebrew Bible (Hardcover): Konrad Schmid A Historical Theology of the Hebrew Bible (Hardcover)
Konrad Schmid
R1,042 R895 Discovery Miles 8 950 Save R147 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Before Jonathan Edwards - Sources of New England Theology (Hardcover): Adriaan C. Neele Before Jonathan Edwards - Sources of New England Theology (Hardcover)
Adriaan C. Neele
R1,265 Discovery Miles 12 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Before Jonathan Edwards, Adriaan Neele seeks to balance the recent academic attention to the developments of intellectual history after Jonathan Edwards. Neele presents the first comprehensive study of Edwards's use of Reformed orthodox and Protestant scholastic primary sources in the context of the challenges of orthodoxy in his day. Despite the breadth of Edwards scholarship, his use of primary sources has been little analyzed. Yet, as Neele proves, Edwards's thinking on the importance of these primary sources has significant implications not only for the status of the New England theology of pre-Revolutionary America but also for our understanding of Edwards today. This volume locates Edwards's ideas in the context of the theological and philosophical currents of his day, as well as in the pre-modern exchange of books and information during the colonial period. The pre-Revolutionary status of theology and philosophy in the wake of the Enlightenment had many of the same problems we see in our theological education today with respect to the use and appropriation of classical theology in a 21st-century context. Ideas about the necessity of classical primary sources of Christianity in sustaining our theological education are once again becoming important, and Edwards offers many relevant insights. Edwards was not unique in his deployment of these primary sources; many New England pastors, including Cotton Mather (166301728), preached and wrote about the necessity of orthodox theology. Edwards's distinction came in his thinking about the issues set forth in these sources at a transitional moment in the history of Christian thought.

Human Values in a Changing World - A Dialogue on the Social Role of Religion (Hardcover): Bryan Wilson, Daisaki Ikeda Human Values in a Changing World - A Dialogue on the Social Role of Religion (Hardcover)
Bryan Wilson, Daisaki Ikeda
R1,013 Discovery Miles 10 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In a spontaneously wide-ranging conversation one winter evening in Japan, sociologist of religion Bryan Wilson and Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda recognized the importance of explaining and learning about their respective worldviews. "Human Values in a Changing World" is the record of their further exchanges on how they see the religious response to the human condition. Their contrasting approaches - one, as an academic, and the other, as a lay Buddhist - allow for a constructive critique of preconceptions otherwise unexamined in their own cultural contexts."There is an intimate connection between faith and the fruits of commitment," Wilson says at one point. To which Ikeda responds that while the benefits of faith to momentary happiness are perhaps not the core value of a religion, they can inspire and lead people to become aware of that core value or fundamental truth. The two men's observations on the origins of religious sensibilities move from the spiritual and the moral to the politics of private and public life. Although published some years ago, "Human Values in a Changing World" addresses topics and issues which are of perennial importance to human flourishing, including: sexual morality, the limits of tolerance and religious freedom, the future of the family, the belief in an afterlife, and the idea of sin.

Avicenna on Theology (Paperback): Avicenna Avicenna on Theology (Paperback)
Avicenna; Translated by Arthur John Arberry
R199 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R14 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Avicenna was the greatest of all Persian thinkers; as physician and metaphysician alike he was closely studied in the Middle Ages and his Canon of Medicine was used as a text book down to the rise of modern medicine.

The Future of Jewish Theology (Hardcover): Steven Kepnes The Future of Jewish Theology (Hardcover)
Steven Kepnes
R1,714 Discovery Miles 17 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This engaging argument for the future of Jewish theology, written by a renowned Jewish scholar, provides a rounded introduction to the faith, its history, and its place in the modern world. *Explores foundational Jewish structures and concepts through the discussion and interpretation of Jewish texts *Argues that we must acknowledge holiness as a ritual and ethical reality in order to heal the rift between different forms of Jewish practice and theology *Covers historical context as well as the relations between Judaism, Israel and the wider world today *Speaks to both Jews and non-Jews and demonstrates through textual readings how Jews, Christians, and Muslims can understand and share their theological riches

The Hebrew Bible and Environmental Ethics - Humans, NonHumans, and the Living Landscape (Hardcover): Mari Joerstad The Hebrew Bible and Environmental Ethics - Humans, NonHumans, and the Living Landscape (Hardcover)
Mari Joerstad
R1,853 Discovery Miles 18 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The environmental crisis has prompted religious leaders and lay people to look to their traditions for resources to respond to environmental degradation. In this book, Mari Joerstad contributes to this effort by examining an ignored feature of the Hebrew Bible: its attribution of activity and affect to trees, fields, soil, and mountains. The Bible presents a social cosmos, in which humans are one kind of person among many. Using a combination of the tools of biblical studies and anthropological writings on animism, Joerstad traces the activity of non-animal nature through the canon. She shows how biblical writers go beyond sustainable development, asking us to be good neighbors to mountains and trees, and to be generous to our fields and vineyards. They envision human communities that are sources of joy to plants and animals. The Biblical writers' attention to inhabited spaces is particularly salient for contemporary environmental ethics in their insistence that our cities, suburbs, and villages contribute to flourishing landscapes.

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