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A SPIRITUAL FRAMEWORK OF ORGANIC ONENESS: THE ECO-THEOLOGICAL SHIFT TOWARDS A COLLECTIVE ECOLOGICAL CONSCIOUSNESS

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2017
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Earth’s environment has been undergoing unprecedented rates of degradation during the Anthropocene paradigm. Current projections for the near future show climate change producing grim outcomes for most habitable parts of the world. This thesis defends the argument that in order to adequately address the state of the environment, humanity must experience a shift in collective consciousness away from the current philosophical paradigm, and instead adopt a paradigm that enables a common mindset regarding the place of humans within the natural environment. Various forms of spiritual ecology are explored: deep ecology, biblical eco-theology, and eco-feminist theology. These positions are explored in order to introduce a framework necessary to achieve the collective shift in consciousness required to address environmental issues: a Spiritual Framework of Organic Oneness, which includes components of spiritual ecology and earth-centered religious traditions.
Title: A SPIRITUAL FRAMEWORK OF ORGANIC ONENESS: THE ECO-THEOLOGICAL SHIFT TOWARDS A COLLECTIVE ECOLOGICAL CONSCIOUSNESS.
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Name(s): Durand, Kjirsten
Banchetti, Marina P., Thesis Advisor
Department of Philosophy
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Capstone Project
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 57 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract: Earth’s environment has been undergoing unprecedented rates of degradation during the Anthropocene paradigm. Current projections for the near future show climate change producing grim outcomes for most habitable parts of the world. This thesis defends the argument that in order to adequately address the state of the environment, humanity must experience a shift in collective consciousness away from the current philosophical paradigm, and instead adopt a paradigm that enables a common mindset regarding the place of humans within the natural environment. Various forms of spiritual ecology are explored: deep ecology, biblical eco-theology, and eco-feminist theology. These positions are explored in order to introduce a framework necessary to achieve the collective shift in consciousness required to address environmental issues: a Spiritual Framework of Organic Oneness, which includes components of spiritual ecology and earth-centered religious traditions.
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