David G. Hallman
Foreword by Guillermo Kerber
Changing our lifestyles—and the future of the planet—
“Eco-justice values with a firm religious grip…set as a compelling alternative to the kind of living that got us into trouble in the first place.” —Larry L. Rasmussen, author of Earth Community, Earth Ethics
Churches and the ecumenical Christian community have been intensely involved in environmental issues and climate change. As the scientific community has come to consensus and public disputes have raged, the churches, church leaders, and the WCC have insisted that the ecological crisis is also, and fundamentally, an ethical and spiritual one.
David Hallman’s brief, classic text speaks directly to these deeper issues and is here made available in an updated edition. He argues that threats to the earth are largely based in our lifestyles, and that respecting the earth and building sustainable community call us to live out such spiritual values as gratitude, humility, sufficiency, justice, peace, love, faith and hope. Now with new suggested readings and important primary documents on religious responses to climate change, his volume is a veritable primer for creating redemptive community with each other and with the earth.
"In this lucid book David Hallman has brilliantly outlined the key spiritual values and virtues that ought to guide our relationship with the Creation, of which we humans are an integral part. I recommend this book highly for use both for devotional reading and ministerial formation."
—Jesse Mugambi, University of Nairobi
“A wonderful blend of data, stories and thoughtful reflection….”
—Lillian Perigoe, United Church of Canada
David G. Hallman worked for more than thirty years on the national staff of the United Church of Canada, especially in the area of environmental ethics, and as co-ordinator of the World Council of Churches Climate Change Programme, based in Geneva, which involved him in UN global negotiations on climate change. He is editor of Ecotheology: Voices from South and North (1994) and author of A Place in Creation: Visions in Science, Religion and Economics (1992), the memoir August Farewell (2011), and the novel Searching for Gilead (2011). He lives in Toronto, Canada.
Specs: 168 pp.; 5.25 x 8.25”; paperback; 4-color cover
Price: CHF19.90; £14.99 ; $17.95
Topic/Shelving: Christianity / Ecology / Social Ethics
Rights: World, all languages