God and the Human Environment

Catholic Principles of Environmental Stewardship as a Template for Action in Nigeria

by Osunkwo Jude Thaddeus Ikenna



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/2/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781491769126
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781491769133

About the Book

God and the Human Environment: Catholic Principles of Environmental Stewardship as a Template for Action in Nigeria brings into conversation the Church’s theological reflection on the mandate to care for God’s creation and the circumstances of the environment in Nigeria. In vivid terms and with systemic thinking, Fr. Jude Osunkwo, a theologian who specializes in Environmental Studies and Pastoral Catechesis, explores the biblical, theological, magisterial, and doctrinal bases that underlie a faithful response to contemporary environmental challenges.

After setting the stage with a summation of the issues and a survey of significant ecclesiastical statements on the topic of the environment, God and the Human Environment addresses Catholic theological principles of stewardship, Christian responsibility, and the ethics of development. Then the discussion turns to the environment of Nigeria, assessing its current state and reviewing the causes and consequences of environmental challenges before proposing pastoral responses for the Church. Finally, some chapters address likely developments in Nigeria and the Church. An extensive bibliography and several appendices provide additional support.

God and the Human Environment is a rigorously researched and passionately presented exploration of the issues growing out of the environmental circumstances Nigerians currently face. Whether you live in Nigeria or count yourself as a member of the Catholic Church and live somewhere else, God and the Human Environment explores a topic that promises to make a difference in your life and to protect the part of the environment that God has created for you to tend.

About the Author

Osunkwo Jude Thaddeus Ikenna, PhD, is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu, Nigeria and an Alumnus of the Pontifical Urban University, Rome. He holds a doctoral degree in Theology. He, also, holds a Masters degree in Pastoral Catechesis, and a Bachelor degree in Philosophy. He has authored other books: Reflections for daily Living; Handbook Manual on Marriage Preparation and Family Apostolate ; and Simple Catechism for Youth and Young Adults. He currently serves in the Archdiocese of Boston, Massachusetts as a "Fidei Donum" Priest.