God’s Creation: A Course on Theology and the Environment

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God’s Creation: A Course on Theology and the Environment

  • Catholic Theological Union
12 Lectures (5 Discs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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Experience this insightful course on the environment, available for the first time on DVD.

These 12 thought-provoking lectures will give you a distinctly Catholic understanding of the earth. As you explore ecological theology and environmental ethics, you will focus on the themes of origin, crisis, conversion, and action. Using Sacred Scripture, the insights of the Franciscan tradition, and modern Catholic social teaching, you will discover a holistic approach to God, humanity, and creation.

For Catholics, the environment has always been a deeply spiritual and ethical issue. From the Psalms to Franciscan theology, our tradition emphasizes the importance of caring for all of God’s creation. And with Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the environment, Laudato si’, issues such as climate change and protecting the planet have moved to the forefront.

In this powerful course, you will explore the relationship between science and religion, understanding God as the generous Creator who has entrusted us with care for the Earth. Then, you will consider the ways in which humans have forgotten this responsibility and how we can reverse the destruction of the earth. With this in mind, you will look at what the life of Christ, the Franciscan tradition, and modern Catholic social teaching can teach you about living justly and sustainably.

Ultimately, you will emerge with a sense of renewed hope in the face of a global crisis. Embark on this essential journey through God’s creation today.

**This course is a special, newly updated edition of Nothwehr’s previous audio-only course, The Earth is the Lord’s.

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Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles

Part I– Stories of Origins: In the Beginning

  • Science and Faith: A Holy Marriage Birthing a New Cosmology
  • Creation, Covenant, and Community
  • From Creation to New Creation

Part II–Stories of Crisis

  • The Human Person: Partner and Protector
  • The Human Person: Predator and Pillager
  • The Human Person: Technocrat and Tyrant?

Part III–Stories of Conversion

  • Jesus Christ: An Ecological Perspective
  • The Franciscan Theological Tradition and Ecological Virtue Ethics
  • Catholic Social Teaching and Ecological Responsibility

Part IV–Stories of Empowerment and Action: Critical Issues

  • Wholly of Water and Holy Water
  • Food for Mind, Body, and Spirit
  • A Climate Change for a Changing Climate
About Your Presenter

Sr. Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF, is the Erica and Harry John Family Endowed Chair in Catholic Theological Ethics at Catholic Theological Union.  She is also co-editor of CTU’s peer reviewed journal, The New Theology Review. Dr. Nothwehr has written six books, including Franciscan Theology of the Environment: An Introductory Reader, Ecological Footprints: An Essential Guide for Sustainable Living, and A Franciscan View of the Human Person: Some Central Elements. A member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Rochester, she holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Marquette University.

For more than twenty years, Dr. Nothwehr has presented numerous workshops, seminars, and retreats on environmental ethics and theology, particularly from the perspective of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition. Her current research focuses on global climate change, environmental ethics, and ecotheology. In 2012, Dr. Nothwehr was listed among the top twenty-five eco-theologians in the Heartland of the U.S. by The National Council of Churches of Christ Ecojustice Programs. Since April of 2015, she has served as a consultant on the implementation of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, Laudato si’.

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