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|Title: Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate|
By: Stephen A. Jurovics
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Morehouse Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 2 pounds
Stock No: WW232533
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Borrowing an approach from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s leadership, which brought together both secular and religious arguments for ending segregation, this book addresses physical evidence of climate change while demonstrating through biblical teachings the religious imperative for preserving our inherited world. The compelling biblical case for creation care is grounded in environmental teachings Jesus knew, primarily in the Hebrew Scriptures. Topics addressed include air pollution, treatment of the land, preserving biological diversity, and treatment of animals, and each is connected to contemporary issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, care of the needy, the extinction of species, and factory farming.
Stephen A. Jurovics holds BS and MS degrees from ColumbiaUniversity and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Southern California.He has had about 20 technical papers published over the years and givennumerous presentations at professional conferences. Aspects of climate changemitigation have been the focus of his engineering work for more than twodecades.
The increasing severity of environmental problems led him, out of spiritualcuriosity, to research the environmental teachings in the Bible Jesus knew,particularly exploring whether they contained instructions relevant tocontemporary issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, preserving biologicaldiversity, treatment of the land, and sustainability. The abundance ofteachings, and a suspicion that they were largely unfamiliar, motivated him towrite this book.