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That All May FlourishComparative Religious Environmental Ethics$
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Laura Hartman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190456023

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190456023.001.0001

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Flourishing in Crisis

Flourishing in Crisis

Environmental Issues in the Catholic Social Teachings

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(p.198) (p.199) 11 Flourishing in Crisis
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That All May Flourish
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Jennifer Phillips

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190456023.003.0012

This chapter examines the tradition of Roman Catholic social teachings. Of particular interest and power is Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’, which connects and condemns both ecological and economic crises, exposes the weakness of technocratic thought, and offers a theological paradigm to replace it. The chapter also examines the social teachings on flourishing, those doctrines’ pertinence to environmental care, and the Church’s response to the contemporary ecological crisis. Finally, this chapter underscores the Catholic social teachings’ profound connections between poverty and ecological crises, and it pushes that tradition provocatively, in dialogue with non-Catholic environmentalists, to more fully consider animals and gender.

Keywords:   Christianity and ecology, Catholicism and ecology, environmental ethics, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis, poverty and environment, intersectionality, Jennifer Phillips

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