Section 3: TRACK 1

What is Civilization and What Are Its Consequences for Human Relations to the Rest of the Natural World?

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Track 1: Civilization and its Consequences

This track will examine the rise, nature, and effects of civilization, showing how far it is from the norm of ecological civilization. It will give special attention to the attitudes toward the natural world that it has expressed and fostered and the expressions of these attitudes in custom and practice.

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Rosemary Radford Ruether

Author, Scholar, Activist, Visiting Professor of Feminist Theology, Claremont School of Theology

Rosemary Radford Ruether is the Carpenter Emerita Professor of Feminist Theology at Pacific School of Religion and the GTU, as well as the Georgia Harkness Emerita Professor of Applied Theology at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. She has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a scholar, author, teacher, and activist in the Roman Catholic Church, and is well known as a groundbreaking figure in Christian feminist theology. In addition to her distinguished career as a scholar, teacher, and activist, Dr. Ruether has authored 48 books and hundreds of academic articles. The 13 honorary doctoral degrees that Dr. Ruether has received over the course of her career is one more testament to her incredible life’s work.

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