The cosmic common good : religious grounds for ecological ethics / Daniel P. Scheid
- Scheid, Daniel P.
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: 1.The Cosmic Common Good as a Ground for Interreligious Ecological Ethics -- I.Imperiled Earth and Religious Responses -- II.Twofold Approach: Catholic Social Thought and Other Religious Traditions -- III.Outline of Chapters -- pt. ONE A Catholic Cosmic Common Good -- 2.A Catholic Cosmic Common Good: Overview and Prospects -- I.The Common Good and Human Dignity in Catholic Social Thought -- II.Catholic Social Thought and the Cosmic Common Good -- III.Scientific Grounds for the Cosmic Common Good -- IV.Theological Grounds for the Cosmic Common Good -- V.Why a Cosmic Common Good? -- VI.Features of a Catholic Cosmic Common Good -- VII.Conclusion -- 3.Classical Sources for a Catholic Cosmic Common Good: Augustine and Thomas Aquinas -- I.Introduction -- II.A Fivefold Cosmic Common Good -- III.Implications for a Catholic Cosmic Common Good -- 4.Thomas Berry and an Evolutionary Catholic Cosmic Common Good -- I.Introduction -- II.The Cosmic Story -- III.The Threefold Nature of the Universe -- IV.Implications for a Catholic Cosmic Common Good -- 5.Earth Solidarity -- I.Solidarity in Catholic Social Thought -- II.The Virtue of Solidarity -- III.Solidarity Expanded: Earth Solidarity -- IV.Dimensions of Earth Solidarity -- V.Conclusion -- 6.Earth Rights -- I.Rights in Catholic Social Thought -- II.Rights Expanded: Justifications for Earth Rights -- III.Earth Rights -- IV.A Catholic Cosmic Common Good, Earth Solidarity, and Earth Rights: Conclusion -- pt. TWO The Cosmic Common Good and Interreligious Ecological Ethics -- 7.Comparative Theology and Ecological Ethics -- I.Overview of Comparative Theology -- II.Comparative Ecological Ethics -- 8.Hindu Traditions: Dharmic Ecology -- I.Dharma in Hindu Traditions -- II.Dharmic Ecology: Theocentrism and the Intrinsic Dignity of Creatures -- III.The Atman (Self) and the Transmigration of Souls -- IV.Common Good of Mother Earth -- V.Dharmic Rituals as Embedded Ecology -- VI.Ahimsa and Vegetarianism -- VII.Implications for a Catholic Cosmic Common Good -- 9.Buddhist Traditions: Interdependence -- I.Pratityasamutpada/Dependent Origination as a Cosmological Principle -- II.Pratityasamutpada/Interdependence as an Ecological Principle: Thich Nhat Hanh -- III.Pratityasamutpada/Interdependence as an Ecological Principle: Joanna Macy -- IV.The Jeweled Net of Indra -- V.Implications for a Catholic Cosmic Common Good -- 10.American Indian Traditions: Balance with All Our Relations -- I.Indigenous Traditions and Systemic Violence -- II.Four Features of American Indian Worldviews and Their Ecological Implications -- III.The Lakota -- IV.Lakota Spatiality as Implicit Critique of amer-european Temporality -- V.Self-Critical Implications for a Catholic Cosmic Common Good.
- The forces that imperil Earth threaten present, permanent, and dramatic changes for life on the planet. What is the moral vision required to understand Earth's goodness and humanity's place in it? In 'The Cosmic Common Good', Daniel Scheid argues that the cosmic common good provides a common ground for interreligious ecological ethics by affirming (1) an ethical non-anthropocentrism, in which humans are part of the greater whole of the cosmos; (2) both the instrumental and intrinsic value of nonhuman nature; and (3) an integral connection between the ends of religious practice and the pursuit of this common good.
- 9780199359462 (ebook)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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