Giver of Life: Whirling Through the Cosmos in Pain and Hope, by Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ

Presentation by Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ

6th International UNIFAS Conference July 7 – 14, 2010, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil


In the previous talk, dear friends and fellow Christians, we explored the meaning of Jesus Christ for ecological spirituality and ethics. Today we will search the connection of the Holy Spirit with this beautiful Earth, now under tremendous stress, and do so in three points. To set the stage for this discussion, we begin by attending to our actual situation, both the wonder and the waste. Then we turn to the theology of the Holy Spirit as present in scripture and tradition. We tie these first two points together in view of the difference evolution makes. In conclusion, we return to Christian life and ethics in light of these insights.