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‘Ecological Aspects of War—Imagining Creaturely Mission’

Dyer, Keith; Elvey, Anne and Guess, Deborah (2016) ‘Ecological Aspects of War—Imagining Creaturely Mission’. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, 10 (2). pp. 40-48. ISSN 1834-4682


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In this article, we set out some considerations around war, peace and environment, with a focus on the twentieth and twenty-first century phenomenon of “security anxiety”, with particular reference to Australia and our regional context. Second, we give two examples of Christian theological response to these considerations: the first biblical (focusing on the Book of Revelation); the second christological (focusing on the concept of “deep incarnation”). Then, we suggest some factors that might contribute to a Christian approach to a cultural transformation adequate to respond to the complex interweaving of war, security anxiety, colonial violence and climate change in our region.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: ecology, war, deep incarnation, creation, mission,
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: A Defence > 81 Defence > 810199 Defence not elsewhere classified
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9699 Other Environment > 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
B - New Testament
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Trinity College Theological School
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Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 03:37
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 00:02
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2984

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