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Living with Tiny AliensThe Image of God for the Anthropocene$
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Adam Pryor

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780823288311

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823288311.001.0001

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Epilogue: Ad Astra Per Aspera

Epilogue: Ad Astra Per Aspera

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Living with Tiny Aliens
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Adam Pryor

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823288311.003.0010

What happens when the Anthropocene and the imago Dei become corroborative symbols in the astrobiological contexts that shape our engagement with the world today? My argument has been that, in the face of various instances of ecological crises, the Anthropocene symbolizes the existential concerns at stake in this devastation so that we better understand that our way of meaningfully orienting our existence toward the natural world is askew. To remember that we are the imago Dei can give us courage to stay with the trouble of this disorientation a moment longer and imaginatively play out new realities that confront the inevitable ecological devastations that have been wrought upon the earth.

Keywords:   Anthropocene, astrobiology, imago Dei

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