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August 28, 2015 / Rob Dyball

Pope Benedict XVI – Towards a Human Ecology (reviewed)

The forthcoming issue of Human Ecology Review (vol 21: 2) has a review of Pope Benedict XVI book Towards a Human Ecology by Robin vanTine.

Is Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI a Human Ecologist?

In this collectPopeion of religious writings, sermons, talks, letters and encyclicals collected and edited by Maria Morciano, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI lays out a vision of a sacred human ecology which aligns very well with many if not most of the tenets of academic human ecology. He has been called, “The Green Pope”, and the writings in this book substantiate that moniker. The Catholic Church is well known for its stand and work for social justice, and it appears that social justice, equity and environmental sustainability are woven together by Pope Benedict, in this work. Of particular interest is Benedict’s (and John Paul II’s) use of the term “human ecology” to stand for the inclusion of humans and their communities, institutions and civilizations when considering ecological, environmental and sustainability issues.

A sneak preview of this review (from uncorrected page proofs) can be found at this link Benedict.

Vol 21: 2 will be published on line with free open access by ANUpress shortly at this address (and see previous issues).


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  1. Manuel Ruiz / Sep 8 2015 2:23 pm

    Gracias José Luis. No lo conocía. Creo que al final Fátima (a quien copio) y yo nos vamos a lanzar a organizar el seminario dentro de nuestra asignatura. Sería para febrero. Si quieres te avisamos.

    Un abrazo,

    Manuel Ruiz Perez

    Dpto. Ecologia- Universidad Autonoma de Madrid-Spain,_Manuel.htm

  2. Makere / Sep 20 2015 2:03 pm

    Reblogged this on The Turning Spiral.

    • Rob Dyball / Sep 26 2015 12:37 am


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