Ex Materia and the Image of God: Imagining a Mormon Environmental Ethic
Clare, Jillian, Religious Studies - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
Jenkins, Willis, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
Flake, Kathleen, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
This thesis examines the doctrine of creatio ex materia within LDS theology and proposes an environmental ethic based upon that distinctive teaching. Ex materia creation is contrasted with the more traditional teaching of creatio ex nihilo in order to explicate and illuminate this proposed ethic.
MA (Master of Arts)
Mormon, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, environmental ethics
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