CRISIS IN EDEN by Frederick Elder


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Crisis in Eden is a religious study, but an unusual religious study; it has as its object man and environment, and as its purpose to demonstrate that man can live in harmony with Nature because he is, in fact, part and parcel of Nature. Elder gives Christian expression to this ""inclusionist"" view and, in doing so, formulates, on Biblical, theological and scientific bases, an alternative to the customary Judaeo-Christian view of Nature as an enemy to be conquered and enslaved. It is a serious book, brief, but thoroughly researched and annotated; clumsily written, but valuable in its applicability to the problem of a now polluted, and later lethal, environment. It is; however, rather too ""special"" to be of much interest to either theologians or conservationists.

Pub Date: Feb. 9th, 1969
Publisher: Abingdon