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Tikva Frymer-Kensky, who has taught at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Jewish Theological Seminary, is professor of Hebrew bible at the University of Chicago. She is author of In the Wake of the Goddess.

 

Abstract of paper given at Judaism and Ecology conference:
Leshev and Gaia: The Limits of Biblical Ecology

An exploration of the Biblical conception of the relationship between Humanity, God, and the Earth, this paper focuses on the reason for God's creation of the world and on the essential interweaving of the earth's destiny with humanity's and vice versa. This interlocking destiny presents a limit to ecotheology, since the elimination of humankind from the world is inconceivable, even if it should prove to be a benefit to the earth (or even humankind).

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