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Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ, is Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University in New York City. Her Ph.D. degree is from the Catholic University of America, where she taught from 1980-1991. She is the Past President of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the oldest and largest association of theologians in the world. Her books include: Consider Jesus: Waves of Renewal in Christology (NY: Crossroad, 1990), She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse (Crossroad, 1992), Women, Earth, and Creator Spirit (Paulist Press, 1993), Friends of God and Prophets: A Feminist Theological Reading of the Communion of Saints (Continuum, 1998). She Who Is garnered several awards and prizes, including the 1992 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion and the Crossroad Women's Studies Award.

 

Abstract of paper given at Christianity and Ecology conference:
Losing and Finding Creation in the Christian Tradition

After making clear that until the 16th century the natural world was an intrinsic part of Christian tradition, forming, along with God and humanity, a three-legged stool upon which theological understanding rested, this paper explores key reasons for its disappearance as a subject of reflection. The paper then notes powerful currents at work today to rediscover all of creation, and concludes by tracing the intellectual and moral challenges this rediscovery poses to the Christian tradition currently in the making.

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