Andrew R. H. Thompson's Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to PDF

By Andrew R. H. Thompson

ISBN-10: 0813165997

ISBN-13: 9780813165998

On a misty morning in jap Kentucky, cross-bearing Christians assemble for a provider on a surface-mined mountain. They pray for the health and wellbeing and renewal of the land and for his or her groups, lamenting the company greed of the mining businesses. On one other day, in southern West Virginia, Andrew Jordon hosts religious study in a small cabin overlooking a disused 1,400-acre floor mine. He believes his efforts to reclaim websites like those characterize liable environmental stewardship.

In Sacred Mountains, Andrew R. H. Thompson highlights scenes resembling those so as to suggest a Christian moral research of the arguable mining perform that has more and more divided the kingdom and has usually ended in fierce or even violent confrontations. Thompson attracts from the arguments of H. Richard Niebuhr, whose paintings establishes an awesome starting place for realizing Appalachia. Thompson offers a radical advent to the problems surrounding floor mining, together with the environmental outcomes and the ensuing spiritual debates, and highlights the discussions being conducted within the media and by way of scholarly works. He additionally considers 5 well known views (ecofeminism, liberation theology, environmental justice, environmental pragmatism, and political ecology) and provides his personal framework and directions for ethical engagement with the subject.

Thompson's arguments upload to the paintings of alternative ethicists and theologians by means of interpreting the results of tradition in a number of social, old, and non secular contexts. A groundbreaking and nuanced research that appears earlier the usually conflicting stereotypes approximately faith and environmental realization in Appalachia, Sacred Mountains bargains a brand new technique that unifies all groups, despite their beliefs.

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