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The earth remains forever" : Ecclesiastes 1: 1-18 as a basis for a Christian, theological environmental ethic as an antidote to the modern emphasis of control and as a new perspective within postmodernism

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dc.contributor.advisor Olivier, D.F. (Dr)
dc.contributor.author Smith, Jonathan Alexander
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-17T09:33:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-17T09:33:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3923
dc.description.abstract Currently the world is in the midst of a major ecological crisis, of which climate change is a key element. It is contended that this ecological destruction is largely a result of the underlying values controlling ethics and the controlling instinct of the modern worldview, which has been dominant for the past three centuries. The most recent and still emerging worldview, postmodernism, is examined and contrasted as a rebuttal to the modernistic tendencies and ethics. Utilising Ecclesiastes 1: 1-18, the ethical themes that the author of Ecclesiastes used are explored and paralleled to similar views found in postmodernism. Together, these biblical and postmodern thoughts illustrate how a strong environmental ethic can be formed that counters the modernistic worldview of controlling creation. The outcome of this research is to integrate aspects of postmodern thought with the book of Ecclesiastes to present a theological ethical basis from which a Christian can view and act towards creation. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 180 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Environmental ethics en
dc.subject Postmodernism en
dc.subject Environmental crisis en
dc.subject Ecclesiastes 1: 1-18 en
dc.subject Cosmic Christ en
dc.subject Modernism
dc.subject Nature
dc.subject Climate change
dc.subject Control
dc.subject Worldviews
dc.subject.ddc 261.88
dc.subject.lcsh Global environmental change -- Moral and ethical aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental ethics
dc.subject.lcsh Human ecology -- Religious aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Ecology -- Religious aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Postmodernism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
dc.subject.lcsh Modernism (Christian theology)
dc.subject.lcsh Bible. O.T. Eccelsiastes -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
dc.title The earth remains forever" : Ecclesiastes 1: 1-18 as a basis for a Christian, theological environmental ethic as an antidote to the modern emphasis of control and as a new perspective within postmodernism en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Systematic Theology & Theological Ethics
dc.description.degree M.Th. (Theological Ethics)


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