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Sarah Ann Sharkey, OPEarth, Our Home: Biblical Witness in the Hebrew Scriptures

by Sarah Ann Sharkey, OP
Professor of Sacred Scripture at Oblate School of Theology
(Issue No. 3; February 2004)

Sarah Sharkey, OP, opens her book by observing that the current “ecological crisis puts before us a moral challenge and responsibility for decision-making that has far-reaching implications.” Sarah notes that in recent years the Bible, especially the creation narratives in Genesis, “has come under criticism for contributing to our ecological woes.” She writes that “we are called upon to engage in a radical shift in the way we see ourselves in relationship with the rest of creation,” saying, “we have little choice but to adjust our theological and spiritual outlooks.” In re-reading the pages of Scripture in “an informed manner,” Sarah says, “we may well be struck by how profoundly the ancients regarded the interrelatedness of all aspects of creation and appreciated creation’s intrinsic integrity.” We get a glimpse of this through Sarah’s “informed re-reading” of selected passages from Genesis, the Psalms, and the Wisdom and Prophetic traditions.

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