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Animals, Nature, and Religion

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Animals, Nature, and Religion
  Animals, Nature, and Religion
Let There Be Light: Science, Theology, and Aesthetic Experience of Earth

Title Animals, Nature, and Religion
Series None Listed
Publisher Rockville, Md.: Video on Location, 1988, c 1980(?)
Credits Produced by the Center for Respect of Life and Environment.

Others responsible for the production of this video include:
Michael W. Fox
Format VHS
Length 35 minutes
Abstract Contending that animals deserve respect and care from humans and emphasizing the interdependent nature of life, this video considers the theme of human stewardship as common to many of the world’s most prominent religious belief systems.
   
Title Let There be Light: Science, Theology, and Aesthetic Experience of Earth
Series None Listed
Publisher Richmond, Va.: Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, 1998
Credits Others responsible for the production of this video include:
Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education
Center for Science, Art, and Theology
Carl Howie
Holmes Rolston
Format 2 VHS videocassettes; script
Length Approximately 90 minutes
Abstract Documents three lectures from the fourth annual conference of the Carl Howie Center for Science, Art, and Theology on October 9–10, 1998, hosted by Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education. A professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University and a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, Holmes Rolston III speaks about science, theology and aesthetics by addressing the following themes: Earth: The Planet Gone Wild; Animals: Beasts Present in Flesh and Blood; and Life: Perpetually Perishing, Perpetually Regenerated. Citing the Hebrew Scriptures and John Muir, Rolston discusses the planet, evolution, creation, human and nonhuman creatures, Scripture, suffering, and redemption.