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The Ethic We Need: Change and Imagination

Larry L. Rasmussen

in Earth-honoring Faith

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199917006
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980314 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917006.003.0004
The Ethic We Need: Change and Imagination

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The ethic we need, whether religious or secular, entails a different moral universe. It is a moral framework that begins moral reflection with attention to the health of the primal elements necessary to all life—earth (soil), air, fire (energy), water. Human responsibility includes the well-being of these elements. This chapter discusses the kinds, levels, and sources of change we need in order to re-frame the moral universe and move beyond an unsustainable industrial-technological way of life.

Keywords: kinds of change; levels of change; sources of change; the dialectic of change; moral imagination; transcendence

Chapter.  6518 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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