Today's world demands an integrated attitude and Vision toward al of life; - an approach embraced and enhanced by the contributors to "Earth, Wind, and Fire." In this scholarly and passionate work members of the Feminist Hermeneutics Task Force of the Catholic Biblical Association orchestrate an approach to understanding a feminist model of creation that is faithful to biblical tradition and celebrates the rich diversity of al creation. Inviting conversation between Bible and theology, feminist scholars and theologians, the contributing writers explore themes such as the significance of embodiment, the integrity of creation, the interconnectedness of humanity with other creatures, the evolutionary nature of creation, and integral connections between creation and salvation, ecojustice and human liberation. Both detailed and holistic, Earth, Wind, and Fire is a compelling, insightful, and reader-friendly approach to the creative artistry of God.
Chapters and contributors are: &Creation, Evolution, Revelation, and Redemption: Connections and Intersections;" by Carol J. Dempsey, O.P.; &; *The Priestly Creation Narrative: Goodness and Interdependence; - by Alice L. Laffey; &; *Everyone Called By My Name: Second Isaiah;'s Use of the Creation Theme; - by Joan E. Cook, SC; &; *Wild, Raging Creativity: Job in the Whirlwind; - by Kathleen M. O;'Connor; &; *Soundings in the New Testament Understandings of Creation; - by Barbara E. Bowe, RSCJ; &; *Sabbath: the Crown of Creation,&; - by Barbara E. Reid, OP; &; *Creation Restored: God's "Basileia," the Social Economy, and the Human Good; - by Tatha Wiley; & *The Samaritan Woman and Martha as Partners with Jesus in Ministry: Recreation in John 4 and 11 - by Judith Schubert, RSM; &; *All Creation Groans in Labor: Paul's Theology of Creation in Romans 8:18-23; - by Sheila E. McMinn; &; *Of New Songs and An Open Window; - by Mary Ann Donovan, SC; &; *Being a New Creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) is Being the Body of Christ: Paul and Feminist Scholars in Dialogue; - by Mary Margaret Pazdan, OP; &; *Creation in the Image of God and Wisdom Christology; - by Mary Catherine Hilkert, OP Also includes a Prologue and Epilogue by Carol J. Dempsey, OP, and Mary Margaret Pazdan, OP, a Bibliography, and Indexes.
"Carol J. Dempsey, OP, PhD, is associate professor of biblical studies and theology at the University of Portland. She also co-edited "al Creation is Groaning: An Interdisciplinary Vision for Life in a Sacred Universe," published by Liturgical Press.
Mary Margaret Pazdan, OP, PhD, is professor of biblical studies at Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis. She is the author of a commentary on the minor prophets in "The Collegeville Bible Commentary," published by Liturgical Press.""