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Without Nature?: A New Condition for Theology

David Albertson and Cabell King

Abstract

Does “nature” still exist? Common wisdom now acknowledges the malleability of nature, the complex reality that circumscribes and constitutes the human. Weather patterns, topographical contours, animal populations, and even our own genetic composition—all of which previously marked the boundary of human agency—now appear subject to our intervention. Some thinkers have suggested that nature has disappeared entirely and that we have entered a postnatural era; others note that nature is an ineradicable context for life. Christian theology, in particu ... More

Keywords: nature, grace, theological inquiry, ethics, postnatural era, Christian theology, natural scientists, social scientists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823230693
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823230693.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Albertson, editor

Cabell King, editor

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Contents

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Without Nature?

David Albertson

The World in Order

Lorraine Daston

Seeing Nature Spatially

Edward W. Soja

Emergent Forms of Un/Natural Life

Michael M. J. Fischer

Nature, Change, and Justice

Lisa Sowle Cahill

Grace without Nature

Kathryn Tanner

End Matter