Essential Care: An Ethics Of Human (häftad)
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Essential Care: An Ethics Of Human

An Ethics of Human Nature

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Häftad,  Engelska, 2007-09-01


Boff investigates how the need to care is inbuilt in human nature. Compassion is the true essence of the human condition, masked by our immersion in neoliberal consumerism. This is a serious and reflective book in 15 sections, plus glossary and bibliography. Sections include: the fable-myth about 'Care'; Care - its dimensions, its essence, its resonances, its concrete forms, its pathological states; and, Exemplary figures.
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"'The issue of care serves as a critique of the agonizing situation of our civilization, but it also services as an inspiring principle for a new paradigm of living together. This is what I propose to present in this book. I dream of a world that is still to come, a world where we will no longer need electronic devices to overcome our solitude and fulfil the human essence of care and kindness. I dream of a globalized society, in the great common home of the earth... of a world in which care has been recognized as a fundamental ethos of the human being and as an indispensable compassion for all beings of creation.' '...Boff challenges the Western political and religious establishment with an honest assessment and insightful analysis of the issues. Readers familiar with his early work as a leading Brazilian Liberation theologian will be fascinated to see how he has broadened his agenda in new creative directions.' Marcella Maria Althaus-Reid, Professor of Contextual Theology School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh"

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Leonardo Boff was for 20 years Professor of Theology at the Jesuit Institute for Philosophy and Theology in Petropolis, Brazil, and is now Emeritus Professor of Ethics, Religion, Philosophy and Ecology at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. One of the founders of Liberation Theology, he was silenced by the Vatican, and left the Franciscan Order saying that "the future of humanity and planet earth" are more important than the future of the institutionalised church. He is still active as a lay priest in poor communities.