This is a collection of sermons delivered in the first decade of the 21st Century at the Episcopal Church of St James, by Northcott – an Anglican priest who is also Professor of Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. In each sermon he demonstrates both his rigorous knowledge of contemporary environmental and scientific issues and his profound understanding of Christian theology.
Mary Colwell describes how ecological concerns can lead us closer to God, by helping us to lead a life of simplicity rather than consumption.
Mohammad Shomali gives an Islamic perspective on how we should interact with the environment that surrounds us, and looks at the vices to which we are most likely to succumb.
Why do we sometimes find it difficult to display humility and responsibility in our relationship with the rest of the natural world? Helen Freeman traces the history of Jewish thought on this issue.
The way in which we think about ecological issues depends on whether we consider humanity to be different from, or fundamentally the same as the rest of the natural world, argues Martin Poulsom.
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