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Gay and Gaia : ethics, ecology, and the erotic / Daniel T. Spencer
Bib ID 1374654
Format BookBook
Author
Spencer, Daniel T. (Daniel Teberg), 1957-
 
Description Cleveland, Ohio : Pilgrim Press, c1996 
xi, 450 pages ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0829811494 (alkaline paper)
Summary

Gay and Gaia is Daniel Spencer's bold, passionate call to rethink sexuality, ecology, and the sacred. Contending that ecological ethics must become the grounding for all ethics, the author asserts that genuine justice requires right relation among all of creation, not simply among human beings. Spencer urges us - gay and straight, bisexual transgendered - to reject a human-centered, anthropocentric worldview in favor of an ecocentric worldview. Yet our responses to the ecological crises need to be rooted in, and nourished by, our appreciation of the erotic. Only when we are able to integrate our sexuality with our spirituality will we fully experience the divine - and fully live out our ethical values.

Full contents
  • 1. Starting the Journey: Initial Reflections
  • 2. Crossing Bridges: Hermeneutics and Connection from the Margins
  • 3. Humanity: Rethinking Human Nature and the Natural
  • 4. Earth: Rethinking Nature and the Nature/Culture Split
  • 5. God: Sensing the Divine in Right Relation
  • 6. Biblical Theology: An Ethic of Prophetic Stewardship
  • 7. Christian Liberalism: An Ethic of Realism and Responsibility
  • 8. Process Theology: An Ethic of Liberating Life and Sustainability
  • 9. Ecofeminist Theology: An Ethic of Justice, Interrelatedness, and Earth Healing
  • 10. Shifting Our Grounding: From Social Location to Ecological Location
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 434-443) and index.

Subjects Spencer, Daniel T. (Daniel Teberg), 1957-  |  Ecology -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.  |  Environmental ethics.  |  Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.  |  Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.  |  Sexual ethics.  |  Christian ethics.

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