Towards a Theology of the Environment
Haffner's book helps the reader to understand Pope Francis' new encyclical Laudato
Si in the light of the Church's tradition.
As Pope Francis pointed out: 'In the Judaeo-Christian tradition, the word “creation” has a broader meaning than “nature”, for it has to do with God’s loving plan in which every creature has its own value and significance. Nature is usually seen as a system which can be studied, understood and controlled, whereas creation can only be understood as a gift from the outstretched hand of the Father of all, and as a reality illuminated by the love which calls us together into universal communion..' (para 76)
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