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The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job, and the Scale of Creation

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In The Comforting Whirlwind, acclaimed environmentalist and writer Bill McKibben turns to the biblical book of Job and its awesome depiction of creation to demonstrate our need to embrace a bold new paradigm for living if we hope to reverse the current trend of ecological destruction. With reference to the consequences of our poorly considered and self-centered environmental practices global warming, ozone degradation, deforestation McKibben combines modern science and timeless biblical wisdom to make the case that growth and economic progress are not only undesirable but deadly. If we continue to accelerate the pace of development, we will inevitably complete the decreation of our planet and everything on it, including ourselves. In his signature lyrical prose, and using Stephen Mitchell s powerful translation of Job, McKibben calls readers to truly appreciate both the majesty of creation and humanity s rightful and responsible place in it.

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Through a close examination of the book of Job, McKibben relates the age-old abuses of orthodoxy to the contemporary environmental crisis. A veteran writer on both environmental issues and the modern soul in our consumer culture, McKibben looks deeply into the personal spiritual threat of global environmental degradation and our heedless chase for material wealth.

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Pointing to the now-familiar consequences of our self-centered environmental practices--the greenhouse effect, the ozone hole, and deforestation--Bill McKibben's mix of modern science and biblical wisdom forces us to acknowledge that growth and economic progress are not only undesirable but downright deadly. If we continue to press the pace of development, we will very soon complete the 'decreation' of our planet, destroying everything on it, including ourselves.

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In The Comforting Whirlwind, Bill McKibben turns to the biblical book of Job to demonstrate our need to embrace a bold new paradigm for living if we hope to reverse the current trend of ecological destruction.

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ISBN:
9781561012343
Author:
Mckibben, Bill
Publisher:
Cowley Publications
Author:
McKibben, Bill
Subject:
Bible - Study - Old Testament
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Christianity - Stewardship
Subject:
Religion & Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Old Testament
Subject:
Christian Life - Stewardship & Giving
Subject:
Christianity-Old Testament General
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Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
73
Dimensions:
8.50x5.58x.36 in. .29 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Through a close examination of the book of Job, McKibben relates the age-old abuses of orthodoxy to the contemporary environmental crisis. A veteran writer on both environmental issues and the modern soul in our consumer culture, McKibben looks deeply into the personal spiritual threat of global environmental degradation and our heedless chase for material wealth.
"Synopsis" by , Pointing to the now-familiar consequences of our self-centered environmental practices--the greenhouse effect, the ozone hole, and deforestation--Bill McKibben's mix of modern science and biblical wisdom forces us to acknowledge that growth and economic progress are not only undesirable but downright deadly. If we continue to press the pace of development, we will very soon complete the 'decreation' of our planet, destroying everything on it, including ourselves.
"Synopsis" by , In The Comforting Whirlwind, Bill McKibben turns to the biblical book of Job to demonstrate our need to embrace a bold new paradigm for living if we hope to reverse the current trend of ecological destruction.
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