The Environment

Author: Pope Benedict XVI

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"I willingly join in spirit all who are grateful to the Lord for the fruits of the earth and the work of human hands, renewing the pressing invitation to respect the natural environment, a precious resource entrusted to our stewardship" Pope Benedict XVI. (Angelus, November 15, 2009)

Pope Benedict has not been shy in regards to issues of the environment. He has spoken frequently about everyone's right to food, right to water and responsible sharing. He has spoken about the real meaning of progress and development and what that means for our planet of limited resources. He has discussed climate change, the connection between science and nature and how the path of cultivating peace is directly linked to protecting creation.

An unprecedented collection of excerpts from what Pope Benedict has had to say regarding the environment, this book is a treasure trove of insights and inspiration surrounding the Church and the world in which we live.

Preservation of the environment, promotion of sustainable development and particular attention to climate change are matters of grave concern for the entire human family. With increasing clarity, scientific research demonstrates that the impact of human actions in any one place or region can have worldwide effects. -- Pope Benedict XVI, Message for the 2007 World Day of Peace, 8.

Physical Info: 0.9" H x 7.9" L x 5.5" W (0.7 lbs) Pages: 176
ISBN: 1612786286 EAN: 9781612786285
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
US SRP: 14.95 US
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Date: April 25, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI is widely recognized as one of the most brilliant theologians and spiritual leaders of our age. As theology professor, prelate, prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine and now Pope, he has been an inspiring teacher and a prolific writer. As Pope he has authored important encyclicals, as well as the best-selling Jesus of Nazareth. Prior to his pontificate, he wrote many influential books that continue to remain important for the contemporary Church, such as Introduction to Christianity and The Spirit of the Liturgy.

Table of Contents
Chapter Page
Introduction 7
Agriculture and Dialogue 14
Renewing the World 16
Being a Global Family 17
Importance of Ecological Balance 20
Investing in Agriculture 23
A World for the Future 26
The "Ecology of Peace" 28
Sanctification of the World 31
Celebration of World Water Day 33
Saving Resources 36
Responsibilities of Stewardship 38
Preservation of the Environment 40
The Right to Food 43
Responsible Sharing 46
Faith in Progress 48
Healing Power of Creation 54
Environmental Upheavals 56
A Home for the Family 57
Moderation Is Needed 61
Respect for the Common Good 64
Subsidiarity and Solidarity 71
Wise Use of Resources 74
World Food Security 75
Wondrous View of the World 80
Challenges of Climate Change 85
Globalization Questions 89
The Fate of Our Planet 91
Fair Distribution of Resources 93
Rights and Duties of Development 94
Precious Gift of Creation 114
Achieving Food Security 117
Development Versus Protection 119
To Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation 121
Safeguard Creation 134
Protect Creation 136
The Mysteries of Nature 145
God's Gift of Creation 146
Exchange of the Goods of the Earth 147
Science and Nature 151
Depletion of Natural Resources 154
The Goal of an "Ecology of the Human Person" 156
Talk with the Astronauts in Orbit 158
God Remains Faithful 164
Respect for Creation and the Ecosystem 170
"Guardians of Creation" 172

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The Environment
Author: Pope Benedict XVI





9781612786285 Hardcover 1612786286 $ 10.95
An unprecedented collection of excerpts from what Pope Benedict has had to say regarding the environment, this book is a treasure trove of insights and inspiration surrounding the Church and the world in which we live.







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