Stewardship of Creation:
What Catholics Should Know
About Church Teaching
soft cover, perfect bound
plus S & H
CONTACT JEAN ZANDER
“The earth, by reason of its fruitfulness
and its capacity to satisfy human needs,
is God’s first gift for the sustenance of human life....”
Pope John Paul II inCentesimus Annus
“Stewards, as caretakers for the things of God, are called to
use wisely and distribute justly the goods of God’s earth to
meet the needs of God’s children.”
from the pastoral letter, The Columbia River Watershed: Caring for Creation and the Common Good
How are we to restore creation to the purposes God
intended for it?
What are the errors and sins that pervert the earth from
the intentions of God our Creator?
To understand how we are to treat the earth,
we must understand God’s intention in regard to creation—
and how the Catholic Church’s views
on the environment are rooted in her theology of creation.
Drawing heavily upon
the Catechism of the Catholic Church,
the Catechism of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church,
papal writings, and contemporary thought,
Dr. George’s writing reflects a
new maturity in Christian thinking about the environment.
It connects core beliefs and their moral implications
on how we are to live on this fragile planet.
St. John’s University in New York where she teaches
Environmental Ethics and Science & Religion. She has a strong
interest in theology and biology and holds masters degrees inboth areas. Dr. George is also the author of Christianity and Extraterrestrials?:
A Catholic Perspective. She has been involved
in catechesis in the Brooklyn diocese for twenty years.