review Laudato si' ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub And to join him in embarking on a new path This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve looking to our common future with candor and humility. On the eve of the climate summit of Paris it seemed interesting to me to read this church document Pope Francis clearly read the basics he outlines the latest scientific status of global warming and launches a whole series of warnings and guidelines man must see the Earth as a garden that has been granted to him and of which he should take care in respect for nature the other creatures and the next generations Based on the many citations he uses of his predecessors I can see that the Catholic Church has already taken a turn a while ago away from the formerly predominant vision of man as the appointed ruler over nature Francis adds a distinctive accent to this ecological turn he embeds it in a much wider context Respect for nature according to him is in the first place a social contract he constantly stresses that the injustice against nature is just as bad as social injustice and that both are linked and intertwined The Argentine pope goes all the way he uotes many statements by local church groups mostly Latin American and retrieves elements such as the struggle of small farmers against multinationals which were put away by previous popes as accursed liberation theology Of course it is meritorious to stress that link between the social and the ecological but the propositions of Francis are pushed so far that they become tedious So this certainly is an interesting and important document but I m not sure it s going to be one of the landmark encyclicals rating 25 stars
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review Laudato si' ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Bout how we are shaping the future of our planet Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges. Despite media claims to the contrary Laudato si is not really about global climate change Pope Francis does mention climate change along with many other maladies affecting our planet but his true message runs deeper than a single environmental challenge or the politics that plague itPope Francis s encyclical addresses the moral dimensions of human activity in the context of a living Earth He urges us to remember our compassion for each other and for the planet on which we depend He invites us to a dialogue across multiple boundaries political economic religious environmental social and technological among othersThroughout the encyclical the Pope demonstrates how our moral obligation to the preservation of life is firmly grounded in the faith and theological traditions of the Church For those familiar with Catholic tradition there is nothing new here Pope Francis simply brings together a rich body of teaching and invites us to reflect and act upon the conseuences of our fundamental responsibilities as stewards of CreationThere may be some points of argument that certain readers would take issue with but anyone who holds the basic tenets of Christianity and Catholicism dear cannot turn his or her back on the central message so elouently delivered in Laudato si I believe this may be the most important religious document of this century It deserves everyone s attentionLaudato si can be read on line or downloaded for free from the Vatican web siteThe encyclical is very well written the language accessible to the layperson It inspires us in a way that only the best sermons can by calling everyone to a higher standard for living as a community of compassion on this beautiful and uniue planet we come homePope Francis Ã 9 summary
review Laudato si' ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub On Care for Our Common Home Laudato Si' is the new appeal from Pope Francis addressed to every person living on this planet for an inclusive dialogue a. Public theology in this work of Pope Francis is overtly collaborative His footnotes are as likely to refer not only to Catholic tradition especially Francis and Bonaventure and to previous popes writings but to the public statements of regional and national bishops conferences I ve heard it shrewdly suggested that Francis is giving himself political cover by letting his brother bishops make many of his controversial points for him but the effect is less the scholar or politician covering his bases than the leader determined to speak on behalf of his whole constituencyOfficial church documents throughout the Christian ecumene tend to make unexceptionable doctrinal claims in bland language Francis writing in Laudato Si mostly lacks the flair of Naomi Klein in This Changes Everything or Tink Tinker in American Indian Liberation writing on related themes Nevertheless his positions on the urgency of climate change and the priority of indigenous land rights arguably meet the stiff political tests those two would pose Indeed Klein has apparently met with Francis at the Vatican a moment I would never have expected in her late 90s heyday or even nowThe toughest test for Francis to my eye comes from those strains of eco feminism that claim catholic Christianity is too patriarchal in practice andor metaphysics ever to develop a planetary consciousness or treat the earth with justice and care I have in mind here Catherine Keller who is perhaps not a perfect example but others could be multiplied But Francis too poses a challenge to that mode of theology in the comprehensiveness of his ecological program I would love to see a overt dialogue between those points of view if only so I can teach it and sooner rather than later
- Laudato si'
- Pope Francis
- 10 August 2019