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ERIC Number: EJ1089991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2056-9971
What Kind of Person Would Do Something Like That? A Christian Ecological Virtue Ethic
Bouma-Prediger, Steven
International Journal of Christianity & Education, v20 n1 p20-31 Mar 2016
In my book "For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision of Creation Care" (2001, rev edn 2010) I develop a set of ecological virtues from a Christian perspective. Although there are now monographs, e.g. "Character and Environment: A Virtue-Oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics" (2007), and anthologies, e.g. "Environmental Virtue Ethics" (2005), in this burgeoning field, scant attention has been given to it by Christians. In this article I show the importance of ecological virtue ethics, especially to pedagogy, using examples from my "Ecological Theology and Ethics" course taught during a four-week May Term in which 11 students and 4 instructors canoe, kayak, and backpack in the Adirondacks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan; New York
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