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Prophetic Ministry In A More-Than-Human World
by Jan Morgan
Publisher:Mosaic Resources distributed by Alban Books
This book brings together eco-philosophy, eco-theology and ministry studies. It presents a call for eco-prophetic ministry.
Based on the idea that there often seems to be a dissociation between the ecological crisis facing the world and belief in a traditional Creator God, the author believes in root memories which still hold true. She believes that the prophetic tradition of the Old Testament is needed to prevent the oppression brought on Gaia.
The book is challenging on almost every level. It is scholarly and well-referenced and, amongst others, builds on the feminist theology of such as Rosemary Radford Ruether, Elizabeth A Johnson and Sallie McFague.
For anyone concerned with ecology, the environment and faith this book should be a must-read. Morgan's own commitment is not just found in the text but also in the closing paragraph of her Acknowledgements:
I offer my humble gratitude to the beings of the more-than-human world whose resilience and heart-breaking beauty taught and always sustained me.
Reviewer: Jon Mayled (24/11/14)