Recognition and Ecological Theology

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology en
dc.contributor.author Pihkala, Panu Petteri
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-18T08:52:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-18T08:52:01Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-17
dc.identifier.citation Pihkala , P P 2016 , ' Recognition and Ecological Theology ' , Open Theology , vol. 2 , no. 1 , pp. 938-950 . https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2016-0071 en
dc.identifier.issn 2300-6579
dc.identifier.other PURE: 70413475
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000417596700012
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85043347619
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6876-8011/work/29715793
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/225916
dc.description.abstract This article explores the possibilities offered by theories of recognition and identity politics for a better understanding of religious – in this case, Christian – environmentalism. Insights related to recognition are gleaned from literature in ecological theology. Themes for further research and possibilities for practical adaptation are explored. It is argued that theories of recognition help to understand the dynamics related to processes where a certain group asks for more recognition of nature. Identity questions and developments in environmentalism are clarified by an understanding of what happens when partial recognition is granted. The role of mutuality as a basis for recognition is widened by Arto Laitinen’s proposal for recognition as “adequate regard” for something, i.e. for an ecosystem. The complex relations between humans and non-human nature are explored through such themes as reciprocity and the question of “voices” of nature. Creaturely difference and the role of seeing a “face” in nature are discussed in relation to recognition. The significance of place and environmental conditions for recognition are probed. Special attention is given to Andrew Dobson’s application of Nancy Frazer’s theory of transformative recognition to environmental matters, which offers new ways of understanding the role of non-human nature in politics, ethics and discussions on justice. en
dc.format.extent 13
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Open Theology
dc.rights en
dc.subject 614 Theology en
dc.subject ecotheology en
dc.subject recognition en
dc.subject environmental politics en
dc.subject environmental ethics en
dc.title Recognition and Ecological Theology en
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2016-0071
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/other
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