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Beyond Culture? Nature/culture dualism and the Christian other-worldly

Elvey, Anne (2006) Beyond Culture? Nature/culture dualism and the Christian other-worldly. Ethics and the Environment, 11 (2). pp. 63-84. ISSN 1085-6633

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Abstract

For both Platonic and Christian systems, the meaning of death is that the meaning of human life is elsewhere, not to be found in the earth or in human life as part of nature, but in a separate realm accessible only to humans (and only to certain chosen of these), the world of the Forms and the world of heaven. The salvation awaiting them beyond and above the world of nature, a fate marked out for humans alone, confirms their difference and separation from the world of nature, and their destiny as one apart from that of other species

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Meaning, Platonism, Christianity, heaven, salvation, death, nature
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - New Testament
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Repository Manager
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2009 02:57
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 02:36
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/206

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