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During their interviews a number of Speakers cited references. Viewers might be interested in following up on these:

Title spoken of by Denis Edwards and Julia Upton RSM

Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love
Author: Elizabeth Johnson CSJ

For millennia plant and animal species have received little sustained attention as subjects of Christian theology and ethics in their own right. Focused on the human dilemma of sin and redemptive grace, theology has considered the doctrine of creation to be mainly an overture to the main drama of human being`s relationship to God. What value does the natural world have within the framework of religious belief? The crisis of biodiversity in our day, when species are going extinct at more than 1,000 times the natural rate, renders this question acutely important...

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1St Edition edition (March 13, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1472903730
ISBN-13: 978-1472903730
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Ask the Beasts: Spirituality and the Evolving Earth (85 minutes)

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Titles spoken of by Margaret Farley RSM:

Restored to Earth: 
Christianity, Environmental Ethics, and Ecological Restoration

Author: Gretel Van Wieren

Ecological restoration integrates the science and art of repairing ecosystems damaged by human activities. Despite relatively little attention from environmental ethicists, restoration projects continue to gain significance, drawing on citizen volunteers and large amounts of public funds, providing an important model of responding to ecological crisis....Read more here

Paperback: 244 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Georgetown University Press (July 2013)
ISBN: 9781589019973 (1589019970)

ISBN: 9781589016835 -

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Just Water:
Theology, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis

Author: Christiana Z Peppard

Do we truly understand the significance of fresh water in an era of economic globalization? Aimed at the educated non-specialist as well as scholars, Just Water explores important aspects of the global fresh water crisis while also providing ethical analysis and principled recommendations about fresh water use and scarcity in the twenty-first century... Read more

Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: Orbis Books; 1 edition (January 10, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162698056X
ISBN-13: 978-1626980563

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Titles spoken of by Julia Upton RSM

Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
Author: Bill McKibben

Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already under way... Read more

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Revised ed. edition (March 15, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312541198
ISBN-13: 978-0312541194 

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Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth reprint edition
Author: Mark Hertsgaard

HOT is a father’s cry against climate change, but most of the book focuses on solutions, offering a blueprint for how all of us–as parents, communities, companies and countries–can navigate this unavoidable new era. Combining reporting from across the nation and around the world with personal reflections on his daughter’s future, Hertsgaard provides pictures of how the next fifty years will look... Read more

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (April 17, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0547750412
ISBN-13: 978-0547750415 

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Jesus and the Natural World
Author: Denis Edwards

Ecological the radical change of mind and heart that leads to a deeper love and respect for all creatures as having their own integrity before God: it involves change to a sustainable lifestyle, to sustainable patters of production and consumption and to sustainable economic and political choices... Read more

Publisher: John Garratt (July 2012)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781921946226
Author interview with Denis Edwards on his book Jesus and the Natural World (07:14)