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The theological responses to the socio-economic activities that undermine water as a resource

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Author(s): Thomas Resane

Journal: Hervormde Teologiese Studies
ISSN 0259-9422

Volume: 66;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: creation | earth | economic activities | humans | nature | resources | theology | water

ABSTRACT
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.How to cite this article: Resane, T., 2010, ‘The theological responses to the socio-economic activities that undermine water as a resource’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 66(1), Art. #328, 7 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v66i1.328
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