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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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- Winter '08