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By Richard A. Floyd

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ISBN-13: 9781498220873

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within the face of weather switch and ecological diminishment, how will we desire that production itself--good and lovely, marked by means of tragedy and chaos--is taken up instead of left in the back of? Can a Christian imaginative and prescient, which has from time to time been under the influence of alcohol on eschatological desires (or nightmares) that consign this global and so much of its creatures to destruction, foster a mundane hope?

Jürgen Moltmann and Sallie McFague supply modern percentages for an ecological eschatology. Floyd evaluations either one of those theological visions and strains an alternate that's either humble (grounded within the humus, the dust) and hopeful (grounded in divine creativity), arguing "down-to-earth" desire is grounded ultimately in good looks: the great thing about the opposite that pulls out the self, the wonderful thing about the redeemed self popping out to satisfy the opposite, and the great thing about God that lures forth ever-new chances and gathers up the entire appealing and damaged creatures into the inner most attainable harmony.

"Richard Floyd bargains a strong security of Christian wish within the face of environmental degradation, a humble wish grounded in production (humus), a fertile wish based in religion in God's creativity, and a practical wish that bears witness to the anguish and wonder of the created order."
--William P. Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of previous testomony, Columbia Theological Seminary

"Down to Earth is a very insightful and unique contribution to ecological theology. Floyd heavily attends to the devastation with which we're threatened, yet extra importantly attracts our consciousness to Christian theological resources that supply a counter-vision . . . His is a crucial and intriguing new theological voice weighing in on a such a lot pressing topic."
--Wendy Farley, Professor of faith and Ethics, Emory University

"Climate switch could be the such a lot pressing factor within the twenty-first century. Neither conventional nor modern Christian interpretations of construction offer an sufficient foundation for a reaction to this approaching catastrophe. Down to Earth does. This insightful, eloquent publication reconstructs the doctrine of construction by way of the kinds of humility and wish. each Christian should still learn this book."
--George W. Stroup, JB eco-friendly Emeritus Professor of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary

"Floyd's strong ebook retrieves Christian wish within the face of a deepening feel of world ecological disaster . . . [He] skillfully pushes past latest ecological eschatological types whereas articulating a mundane eschatology that's decisively humble, grounded within the airborne dirt and dust, and open to the renewing stream of divine grace."
--Hilda P. Koster, affiliate Professor of faith, Co-Director of Environmental reviews, Concordia College

"Floyd has written an outstanding examine of the vexed interface among Christian wish and the truth of the construction in predicament. He has supplied a such a lot useful severe taxonomy of voices that represent the present dialogue, and framed our brooding about the surroundings in valuable methods. He has a deep feel concerning the materiality (dirt!) of our religion and invitations us to reconsider either our reductionism concerning the surroundings and our escapist temptations in faith."
--Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

Richard A. Floyd has taught at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, and released numerous essays within the Feasting at the notice and Feasting at the Gospels sequence. he's an ordained minister within the Presbyterian Church (USA) with fourteen years of expertise as a parish minister. His PhD in theological stories is from Emory University.

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