Dirt, Collapse, and Eco-responsibility: "Natural" Evils and the Eager Longing for Eco-justice
作者: Peter Admirand
刊名: World Views: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, 2011, Vol.15 (2), pp.127 -150
来源数据库: Brill期刊
DOI: 10.1163/156853511x574469
原始语种摘要: As a theologian seeking to evaluate the meaning of "nature" or the "natural"—especially as contained in the problematic term "natural evils"—I will turn predominantly to an anthropologist-poet (Loren Eiseley), a professor of evolutionary biology (Jared Diamond), and a geomorphologist (David Montgomery). Ultimately, I will assess the value of creation and the question of responsibility in light of the staggering and senseless loss of so much life. I contend that theists will find unexpected allies in historical and anthropological works that examine how human action (and inaction) causes or exacerbates much of the destruction "natural" disasters unleash. Questions to investigate include: (1) How responsible are humans for the suffering inflicted by "natural" disasters? (2) If human beings...
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  • responsibility 责任
  • senseless 无意义的
  • staggering 参差党
  • inaction 不作为
  • affliction 苦恼
  • contend 竞争
  • anthropologist 人类学家
  • professor 教授
  • question 问题
  • suffering 受难