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Seeds of the KingdomUtopian Communities in the Americas$
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Anna L. Peterson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195183337

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195183339.001.0001

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Nature

Nature

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(p.77) 3 Nature
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Seeds of the Kingdom
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Anna L. Peterson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195183339.003.0004

This chapter analyzes the ethical attitudes and practices regarding the natural environment in both the Salvadoran and Amish communities examined in chapters 1 and 2. Of particular interest are agricultural practices, the links between environmental sustainability and social justice, and the complex ways that religious values and beliefs influence both everyday practice and the shape of collective institutions. It also analyzes and compares the distinctive contributions of Anabaptist and progressive Catholic theology to thinking and practice regarding nature.

Keywords:   agriculture, Amish, El Salvador, environment, ethics, nature, religion, sustainability

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