Death, the environment, and theology

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Pihkala , P P 2018 , ' Death, the environment, and theology ' , Dialog , vol. 57 , no. 4 , pp. 287-294 . https://doi.org/10.1111/dial.12437

Title: Death, the environment, and theology
Author: Pihkala, Panu Petteri
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology
Date: 2018-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Dialog
ISSN: 0012-2033
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dial.12437
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/322496
Abstract: In order to fare better amidst a growing environmental crisis, we need to face death and mortality in more profound ways. Recent psychosocial research on environmental themes has provided crucial insights. People have trouble dealing with mortality, and because environmental threats remind them (often unconsciously) of death, they tend to escape into non-sustainable behavior. In this article, I present key insights from this interdisciplinary research and explore its relevance for practicing theologians.
Subject: 614 Theology
ecotheology
death
Environmental psychology
eco-anxiety
climate change
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