Unformatted text preview: other (dualism): man/woman, heaven/earth, soul/body • Only humans are made as God's image 1. Sin • When humans sin, both humans and nature take consequence • Sin doesn't only change human nature, but nature itself • Bound up in the material world • Enmity between humans and the natural world (re: the curses), separation from god 1. Rejection of Animism and the Desacralization of Nature • Animism: all living/nonliving things are vested with spirit, sacredness of the created order • Christianity rejects this: leaving to indifference to the feelings of natural objects • Makes it possible to exploit nature • Emphasis on the transcendence ("otherness") of God Religion as Root and Remedy • "Since the roots of our trouble are so largely religious, the remedy must also be essentially religious" Saint Francis of Assisi • Christian saint, patron of environment • Understands natural world to be partners in worship of god...
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2011 for the course RELG 270 taught by Professor Coreylabreque during the Winter '08 term at McGill.
- Winter '08