The Dignity of Persons and the Value of Nature
Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center 919 W. Illinois St. Urbana
In much modern Christian theology we find highly human-centered modes of discourse that focus attention on the value and dignity of the person and that eclipse attention to the "order of creation," to nature, and to our place within it. Moral value has unfortunately come to be understood as the sole possession of human beings. The sources of, and consequences of, this very constricted perspective will be discussed, as will compelling alternatives to it.
Professor French's presentation is also part of the Religion and Environmental Thought series sponsored by the Program for the Study of Religion.
Department of Theology, and Interim Director, Center for Ethics and Social Justice Center for Ethics and Justice, Loyola University Chicago