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Theodore Hiebert has a Ph.D. in Classical Hebrew and Hebrew Scriptures from Harvard University and is Professor of Old Testament at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He is the author of The Yahwist's Landscape: Nature and Religion in Early Israel.

 

Abstract of paper given at Christianity and Ecology conference:
The Human Vocation: Origins and Transformations in Christian Traditions

While Christianity has been primarily identified with the image of human dominion over nature, its traditions are more complex, including images of the human that stress human limit within the cosmos. This complexity is found at the origins of Christianity in its scriptures and in the transformations of later Christian thought. Within this complexity of traditions, the idea of human dominion must be rethought in search of an authentic and more adequate view of the Christian human vocation.

 

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