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Environmental Ethics

Volume 1, Issue 2, Summer 1979

John B. Cobb,
Pages 149-158
DOI: 10.5840/enviroethics19791219

Christian Existence in a World of Limits

The new awareness of limits profoundly challenges dominant habits of mind and styles of life. Although Christians have largely adopted these now inappropriate habits and styles, the Christian tradition has resources for a more appropriate response. Among these resources are Christian realism, the eschatological attitude, the discernment of Christ, the way of the cross, and prophetie vision. Finally, faith offers freedom from the burden of guilt of failing to live in a way appropriate to our newly perceived reality.