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To live the good life: an early Christian exhortation to self-sufficiency

Gormley-O'Brien, David Paul (2013) To live the good life: an early Christian exhortation to self-sufficiency. In: Climate Change, Cultural Change: religious responses and responsibilities. Mosaic Press , Preston, Australia, pp. 92-106. ISBN 978-1-74324-052-6

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This essay treats the current ecological crisis as a spiritual problem which must address questions of values, what constitutes the good life and what makes humans happy. It explores the ideas of an early Christian philosopher, Clement of Alexandria, who also addressed these questions, and draws upon his insights for contemporary Christians dealing with the issue of climate change and ecological crisis.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Self sufficiency, climate change
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220199 Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Dr David Gormley O'Brien
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 02:09
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 06:27
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1476

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