The Book of Ezekiel : a help or a hindrance for environmental ethics?
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In this essay, I examine how the book of Ezekiel has been employed or criticized as a resource for environmental ethics, and I explore the hermeneutical strategies behind these efforts. To do this, I make use of David Horrell’s critique and taxonomy of how the Bible has been used to inform attitudes about the environment. I conclude by arguing that while the book of Ezekiel is not as ecologically dangerous as some readers have claimed, neither can it function on its own as a useful tool for constructing an environmental ethic. However, reading Ezekiel as part of a metanarrative generated by a larger scriptural corpus may render its imagery useful as a resource.
Lyons , M A 2021 , ' The Book of Ezekiel : a help or a hindrance for environmental ethics? ' , Horizons in Biblical Theology , vol. 43 , no. 1 , pp. 1-22 . https://doi.org/10.1163/18712207-12341420
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