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Environmental Ethics

Synopsis
This DVD includes five films exploring environmental questions from an ethical and religious viewpoint. GAIA (18 minutes) compares the life of the planet to the life of a 45 year old woman, and takes the viewer on a journey from humanity’s beginnings to the last few seconds of biological time. GENESIS (18 minutes) looks at the injunction from the Book of Genesis for man to have dominion over all things, while STEWARDS AND SLAYERS (21 minutes) examines the Biblical notion of "stewardship" over the animal kingdom. The RAPTURE (18 minutes) looks at the views of Christian fundamentalists who believe that the environmental disasters we currently face are of little concern as they are signs that the Rapture is close at hand. ALL THINGS ARE CONNECTED (16 minutes) compares the views of Christian colonisers, mapmakers, missionaries and mercenaries, who believed that the natural world existed entirely for human gain, with the indigenous Indians of the Americas, who experienced nature as a sacred web of interdependent phenomena.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Subjects
Environmental science; Philosophy; Religious studies
Keywords
Christianity; environmental issues; ethical issues; religious belief and practice; religious fundamentalism; ethics

Credits

Director
Joe Jenkins
Editor
Nick Thomson

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£85.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
91 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Ethics Online

Email
info@ethicsonline.co.uk
Web
http://www.ethicsonline.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
07968 056659
Address
PO Box 257
Herefordshire
HR1 9GQ
United Kingdom

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