Winner of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, 2009
This book argues that the Christian doctrine of creatio ex nihilo (creation out of nothing) sets up a support system for a logic of domination toward human and earth others. Conceptually inspired by the work of theologian Catherine Keller and feminist philosopher of the environment Val Plumwood, it follows a genealogical method in examining how the concept of creation out of nothing materializes in the world throughout different periods in the history of the Christian West.
About the Author:
Whitney Bauman is Assistant Professor of Religion and Science at Florida International University. He is the Assistant Editor for the forthcoming The Berkshire Encyclopedia for Sustainability: The Spirit of Sustainability (Berkshire, 2009).