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CREATION IN CRISIS
Science, Ethics, Theology
Joshtrom Kureethadam

To speak of the environmental crisis” is to reduce the coming catastrophe to a physical problem. 
In its careful incorporation of theological and spiritual perspectives as well as the latest science around issues such as environmental degradation, pollution, climate change, and food production, Creation in crisis enters into dialogue with various disciplines in understanding the ecological crisis, adding a depth of vision that yields up profound insights about our present and future home.
“I warmly welcome this timely and exciting book, which draws on the latest science, ethics, and theology to craft a new understanding of how humans can relate in a creative and non-exploitative way with the rest of God’s creation.”
- Sean McDonagh, author, To care for the earth
Paperback 388pp R544.00



CRY OF THE EARTH, CRY OF THE POOR
Leonardo Boff

The noted Latin American theologian extends the intuitions of liberation theology, showing how they contribute to answering urgent questions of poverty and ecological degradation. If faith fails to appreciate the ecological paradigm, Boff argues, it only adds to the crisis and begs for reform.
Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor represents Leonardo Boff's most systematic effort to date to link the spirit of liberation theology with the urgent challenge of ecology. Focusing on the threatened Amazon of his native Brazil, Boff traces the ties that bind the fate of the rain forests with the fate of the Indians and the poor of the land. 
In this book, readers will find the keys to a new, liberating faith.
“Boff offers in this book an intense and powerful statement on the Theosphere and on Eco-Spirituality... Clearly, this is a book to read and study...”
- Kenan Osborn, OFM., Franciscan School of Theology
Paperback 242pp R270.00



MAKING ALL THINGS NEW
Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness
Ilia Delio

Ilia Delio introduces a new word, catholicity, which is destined to become as discussed and familiar in this century as the word Catholic was in the 2nd century.
Catholicity is a dynamic, spiritual quality of being Catholic that literally means "becoming whole." It is an inner principle which first burst forth in the life of Jesus, and has the power to reconnect all the dimensions of life: spirituality, religion, the new sciences, culture, and society.
Catholicity is a spirit of love, a love of the spirit, which resists ideology and attracts new followers. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom" (2 Cor 3"17). Catholicity makes all things new. "If any be in Christ he is a new creature. The old way of living disappears. A new way of living comes into existence" (2 Cor: 5:17).
“Ilia Delio helps to make theology truly catholic once again by returning our attention to the sacredness of the cosmos, engaging science with faith, and setting out a path toward a renewed consciousness of the whole.”
- Daniel Horan, OFM
Paperback 218pp R314.00



JUST SUSTAINABILITY
Technology, Ecology, and Resource Extraction
Christiana Peppard & Andrea Vicini, Editors

Prominent ethicists from around the globe seek to deepen contemporary understandings of environmental sustainability, human flourishing, and pursuit of justice.
Paperback 290pp R455.00





TOWARD AN ECO-SPIRITUALITY
Leonardo Boff

Concise, and candid words of analysis, and inquiry to help you develop your own opinions and actions within the framework of faith. With a Reading Guide for individual reflection, group conversation, and sharing.
You are invited here to study ecology in a Christian context, and to understand that ecology is no longer a luxury for a few, but an imperative for everyone working for a more just world.
Paperback 78pp R236.00