A journal of academic theology

Environmental Ethics

Catholicism, with other religions, continues the critical grounding of ecological concern within its tradition. Contemporary theologians offer varying approaches to environmental ethics, from ecologically sensitive Christian humanism to a more radical repositioning of the human person within a creation charged with inherent value. A common emphasis is the connection between ecological damage and social justice. Although specific norms have been difficult to formulate, this partial gap has been filled by strong contributions using esthetic, spiritual, and narrative approaches.