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    Saint Michael's College
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

RS 239 - Religion, Ecology and Ethics

This course will explore the current environmental crisis and the effects of  human activity on Earth’s ecological systems, and how religious traditions might address environmental problems and contribute to their resolution. The explores Biblical approaches to ecology and nature found in the Jewish and Christian traditions as well as a brief historical overview that retrieves and reformulates the works of theologians over the centuries. The course then explores current works by Catholic and other Christian theologians who respond to the environmental crisis from theoretical as well as praxis points of view. Finally, the course looks at ideas and praxis suggested in Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism.

Prerequisites: A 100-level Religious Studies course.

Full course
Liberal Studies Curriculum: Study of Christian Traditions and Thought
When Offered: Spring