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UPDATE: “The Groaning of Creation” Chapter 7 – Part II

 

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Should we interfere whenever an outbreak happens to an animal species that drives it to the point of extinction, or should we let Nature take its course and not interfere?  

 

We have come to the end of Christopher Southgate’s book The Groaning of Creation.  We will have one final meeting coming up to summarize our final thoughts of the book.

 

In this session we discuss the impact of human overpopulation and if humans should or ought to intervene when an animal species is on the brink of extinction.

 

Here are our essays.

 

 

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Chapter 7: “Ethical Proposals and Conclusion” – Part II

 

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Should we work to prevent mass extinctions from happening, or at least lessen its rapid acceleration, or should we let it be and let Nature take its course?

 

We come to the end of the book as we finish off Chapter 7 of Christopher Southgate’s The Groaning of Creation.

 

Please answer one of the following questions:

 

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UPDATE: Chapter 7: “Ethical Proposals and Conclusion” – Part I

 

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Can we treat animals we raise for consumption, like chickens, cattle, and turkeys, like we do our pet cats and dogs?

 

We’re coming to the end of Christopher Southgate’s The Groaning of CreationHere are our essays for Chapter 7.

 

 

“Groaning of Creation” – Chapter 7 – Part I

Should all animals kept for human consumption be freed for their own sake and happiness?  Or can their killing for meat and consumption be a “priestly act” through God’s permission, as Karl Barth puts it.

 

 

This week we will cover the first half of the final chapter of Christopher Southgate’s “The Groaning of Creation.”

 

Please answer one of the following questions:

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UPDATE: “The Groaning of Creation” Chapter 6: Part III

 

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We finish Chapter 6 of Christopher Southgate’s The Groaning of Creation.

We discussed the differences between pantheism and panentheistic models of God and their implications in relating with the world.

Here are our essays.

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6: The Call of Humanity – Part III

LAUDATO SI – "Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment." Pope Francis

 

 

We will cover the last 2 sections of Chapter 6 in Christopher Southgate’s The Groaning of Creation.

 

Please answer one of the following questions:

 

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UPDATE: Groaning of Creation: Chapter 6 – Part II

 

Here are our essays for Part II of Chapter 6: “The Call of Humanity” in Christopher Southgate’s The Groaning of Creation.

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Groaning of Creation – Chapter 6: “The Call of Humanity” – Part II

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Is there a calling for all of us to be stewards of creation?  Should we just preserve nature as it is, or must we be more active in re-creating it?    

 

We will  go over the middle sections of Chapter 6 in Christopher Southgate’s The Groaning of Creation.”

 

Please write an essay on one of the following questions:

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“Groaning of Creation” – Chapter 6: “The Call of Humanity” – Part I

 

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The Orthodox Church has differing views of theology in contrast with the Western Church.

 

Yes, it’s been a while since we last updated, but we just completed the first half of Chapter 6: “The Call of Humanity”.

 

Here are our essays.

 

 

Chapter 6: “The Call of Humanity” – Part I

Zdenek Burian: A neolithic settlement

 

 

We will start Part I of Chapter 6 of Christopher Southgate’s The Groaning of Creation.

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