The Ethics of Nature (New Dimensions to Religious Ethics) (Hardcover)

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This accessible and timely book uses a Christian perspective to explore ethical debates about nature.

  • A detailed exploration of humanity's treatment of the natural world from a Christian perspective.
  • Covers a range of ethical debates, including current controversies about the environment, animal rights, biotechnology, consciousness, and cloning.
  • Sets the immediate issues in the context of underlying theological and philosophical assumptions.
  • Complex scientific issues are explained in clear student-friendly language.
  • The author develops her own distinctive ethical approach centred on the practice of wisdom.
  • Discusses key figures in the field, including Peter Singer, Aldo Leopold, Tom Regan, Andrew Linzey, James Lovelock, Anne Primavesi, Rosemary Radford Ruether, and Michael Northcott.
  • The author has held academic posts in both theology and plant science.

About the Author


Celia E. Deane-Drummond is Professor of Theology and Biological Sciences at University College Chester and Director of the Centre for Religion and the Biosciences. Her recent publications include Creation Through Wisdom: Theology and the New Biology (2000), Biology and Theology Today: Exploring the Boundaries (2001), Re-Ordering Nature: Theology, Society and the New Genetics (ed., 2003) and Brave New World: Theology, Ethics and the Human Genome (ed., 2003).


Product Details
ISBN: 9780631229377
ISBN-10: 063122937X
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: January 16th, 2004
Pages: 274
Language: English
Series: New Dimensions to Religious Ethics