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The Difference Ecology Makes

Norman Wirzba

in The Paradise of God

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195157161
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835270 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195157168.003.0004
 The Difference Ecology Makes

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This chapter charts the development of ecology as a science and then highlights the cultural and educational significance of this way of thinking. The career of Aldo Leopold is considered in order to show the transformation in thought necessary for a more robust environmentalism. The foundations are also laid for an ecological ethic, a garden aesthetic, and a conversation between religion and ecology around the topic of death.

Keywords: Ecology; Education; Aldo Leopold; Ecological Ethics; Garden Aesthetic; Religion; Death; Environmentalism

Chapter.  15333 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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