In this Book

Fordham University Press
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Can Orthodox Christianity offer unique spiritual resources especially suited to the environmental concerns of today? This book makes the case that yes, it can. In addition to being the first substantial and comprehensive collection of essays, in any language, to address environmental issues from the Orthodox point of view, this volume with contributions from the most highly influential theologians and philosophers in contemporary world Orthodoxy will engage a wide audience, in academic as well as popular circles--resonating not only with Orthodox audiences but with all those in search of a fresh approach to environmental theory and ethics that can bring the resources of ancient spirituality to bear on modern challenges.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Prefatory Letter
  2. Bartholomew
  3. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Bill McKibben
  3. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction. “The Sweetness ofHeaven Overflows onto the Earth”:Orthodox Christianity andEnvironmental Thought
  2. John Chryssavgis, Bruce V. Foltz
  3. pp. 1-6
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  1. PARTI“Knowledge United to God”:Environment, Nature, and CreationIn Patristic Thought
  2. pp. 7-8
  1. The Logoi of Beings in GreekPatristic Thought
  2. David Bradshaw
  3. pp. 9-22
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  1. Hierarchy and Love in St. Dionysiusthe Areopagite
  2. Eric D. Perl
  3. pp. 23-33
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  1. The Beauty of the World and ItsSignificance in St. Gregorythe Theologian
  2. John Anthony McGuckin
  3. pp. 34-45
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  1. Natural Contemplation in St. Maximusthe Confessor and St. Isaac the Syrian
  2. Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen)
  3. pp. 46-58
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  1. Man and Cosmos in St. Maximusthe Confessor
  2. Andrew Louth
  3. pp. 59-72
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  1. PARTII“The Heart That Receives”:Environment, Nature, andCreation in Twentieth- CenturyOrthodox Thought
  2. pp. 73-74
  1. Ecology, Theology, and the World
  2. Savas Agouridis
  3. pp. 75-85
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  1. Through Creation to the Creator
  2. Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia
  3. pp. 86-105
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  1. Creation as Communion in Contemporary Orthodox Theology
  2. Aristotle Papanikolaou
  3. pp. 106-120
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  1. The Theological- EthicalContributions of ArchimandriteSophrony (Sakharov) toEnvironmental Issues
  2. Perry T. Hamalis
  3. pp. 121-130
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  1. The Cosmology of the Eucharist
  2. George Theokritoff
  3. pp. 131-135
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  1. “A ‘Tradition’ That Never Existed”:Orthodox Christianity and the Failures of Environmental History
  2. Jurretta Jordan Heckscher
  3. pp. 136-151
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  1. A New Heaven and a New Earth:Orthodox Christian Insightsfrom Theology, Spirituality,and the Sacraments
  2. John Chryssavgis
  3. pp. 152-162
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  1. Proprietors or Priests of Creation?
  2. Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon
  3. pp. 163-172
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  1. PARTIII“Love Comes from Meeting God”:Historical, Theological, andPhilosophical Dimensions
  2. pp. 173-174
  1. Sedimentation of Meaning in the Concepts of Natureand the Environment
  2. James Carey
  3. pp. 175-185
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  1. Existential versus RegulativeApproaches: The EnvironmentalIssue as an Existential and Nota Canonical Problem
  2. Christos Yannaras
  3. pp. 186-192
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  1. Nature and Creation: A Commenton the EnvironmentalProblem from a Philosophicaland Theological Standpoint
  2. Nikos Nissiotis
  3. pp. 193-203
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  1. Physis and Ktisis: Two Different Waysof Thinking of the World
  2. John Panteleimon Manoussakis
  3. pp. 204-209
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  1. Human Image, World Image: The Renewal of Sacred Cosmology
  2. Philip Sherrard
  3. pp. 210-225
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  1. Environment and Security: Toward a Systemic Crisis of Humanity?
  2. Costa Carras
  3. pp. 226-234
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  1. Church Walls and WildernessBoundaries: Defining the Spacesof Sanctuary
  2. L. Michael Harrington
  3. pp. 235-242
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  1. Orthodoxy and Ecopoetics: The GreenWorld in the Desert Sea
  2. Alfred K. Siewers
  3. pp. 243-262
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  1. Perspectives on Orthodoxy,Evolution, and Ecology
  2. Gayle E. Woloschak
  3. pp. 263-275
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  1. Ecology, Morality, and the Challengesof the Twenty- First Century: The Earthin the Hands of the Sons of Noah
  2. H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.
  3. pp. 276-290
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  1. PARTIV“Sweetness Overflowing ontothe Earth”: Insights from OrthodoxSpirituality
  2. pp. 291-292
  1. The Fragile Surround
  2. Scott Cairns
  3. pp. 293-294
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  1. Liturgy, Cosmic Worship, andChristian Cosmology
  2. Elizabeth Theokritoff
  3. pp. 295-306
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  1. “All Creation Rejoices in You”:Creation in the Liturgies for theFeasts of the Theotokos
  2. Christina M. Gschwandtner
  3. pp. 307-323
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  1. Traces of Divine Fragrance,Droplets of Divine Love: On the Beautyof Visible Creation
  2. Bruce V. Foltz
  3. pp. 324-336
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  1. Natural and Supernatural Revelation in Early Irish and Greek Monastic Thought: A Comparative Approach
  2. Chrysostomos Koutloumousianos
  3. pp. 337-347
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  1. Ecology and Monasticism
  2. Archimandrite Vasileios
  3. pp. 348-355
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  1. The Prophetic Charisma in PastoralTheology: Asceticism, Fasting,and the Ecological Crisis
  2. Anestis Keselopoulos
  3. pp. 356-364
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  1. The Spirit of God Moved upon the Faceof the Waters: Orthodox Holinessand the Natural World
  2. Donald Sheehan
  3. pp. 365-376
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  1. Appendixes
  2. pp. 377-414
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 415-468
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 469-474
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  1. Index of Names (Classical)
  2. pp. 475-476
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  1. Index of Names (Contemporary)
  2. pp. 477-479
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 480-488
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