The Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics by Daniel P. ScheidDraws on Catholic social thought to construct what he calls the"cosmic common good," a new norm for interreligious ecological ethics. This ethical vision sees humans as an intimate part of the greater whole of the cosmos, emphasizes the simultaneous instrumental and intrinsic value of nature, and affirms the integral connection between religious practice and the pursuit of the common good.
Environmental Ethics, Ecological Theology, and Natural Selection by Lisa SiderisShows that many of these environmental ethicists continue to model their positions on romantic, pre-Darwinian concepts that disregard the predatory and cruelly competitive realities of the natural world. Examining the work of such influential thinkers as James Gustafson, Sallie McFague, Rosemary Radford Ruether, John Cobb, Peter Singer, and Holmes Rolston, Sideris proposes a more realistic ethic that combines evolutionary theory with theological insight, advocates a minimally interventionist stance toward nature, and values the processes over the products of the natural world.
A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming by Michael S. NorthcottDrawing on economic, biblical, scientific, theological, and political resources, Northcott inveighs against the modern predominance of exploitative political and economic institutions. Such institutions not only lead to social injustice but also perpetuate modern-day climate issues. By discussing alternative options for human flourishing, Northcott provides theologically astute ethical options for confronting the problem of our changing climate.
Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and Global Water Crises by Christiana ZennerZenner presents an interdisciplinary analysis of a broad range of issues related to fresh water. Drawing from the Christian tradition, the book is grounded in theories around fresh water and expands to describe various examples of twenty-first century challenges that global communities are facing in relation to fresh water.