All God's Creatures: A Theology of Creation

All God's Creatures: A Theology of Creation

by Daniel P. Horan


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The predominant "stewardship model" of creation is the result of an intentional effort to correct approaches that reinforce human sovereignty and the resulting environmental degradation. However, as All God's Creatures argues, the stewardship model actually does not offer a correction but rather reinscribes many of the very same pitfalls. After close analysis of the stewardship model, this book identifies scriptural, theological, and philosophical sources to support the adoption of a "community of creation" paradigm. Drawing on postcolonial theory, this book proposes the concept of "planetarity" as a framework for conceiving the relationship between human and nonhuman creation, and the Creator, in a new way. This theoretical framework is grounded by a retrieval of the medieval Franciscan theological and philosophical tradition. The result is what can be called a postcolonial Franciscan theology of creation imagined in terms of planetarity, providing a constructive and nonanthropocentric response to the need for a new conceptualization of the doctrine of creation.

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ISBN-13: 9781978701533
Publisher: Fortress Academic
Publication date: 03/29/2018
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Daniel P. Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province, is a columnist at America magazine, and is currently completing a Ph.D. in systematic theology at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He has previously taught at Siena College and St. Bonaventure University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: The Rise and Fall of Stewardship Chapter 1: The Development of the Dominion Model of Creation Chapter 2: Stewardship: Beyond the Dominion Approach Chapter 3: Critiquing the Stewardship Model of Creation Part II: Resources for a Community of Creation Theology Chapter 4: Scriptural Resources for a Community of Creation Theology Chapter 5: Theological Resources for a Community of Creation Theology Chapter 6: Franciscan Resources for a Community of Creation Theology Conclusion Bibliography About the Author

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