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HTS Theological Studies

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Abstract

RESANE, Thomas. The theological responses to the socio-economic activities that undermine water as a resource. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2010, vol.66, n.1, pp. 1-7. ISSN 0259-9422.

This article focuses, from a theological perspective, on both the ecological crisis and the politico-economic dealings in relation to water - especially with regard to the unsound ways in which governments deal with this resource. Texts are read from an anthropogenic perspective, as opposed to an anthropocentric one. Such a reading scenario calls for responses from theology with regard to the human position in creation. Humans are not a grand master plan of creation, but the completion and fulfilment of it, given an enormous sense of responsibility for the earth.The article argues that the human-earth relation should be understood from the point of responsibility based on solidarity, interdependency and stewardship. Theologians are challenged to embrace eco-ethics.

Keywords : creation; earth; economic activities; humans; nature; resources; theology; water.

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