Saint Ambrose

Saint Ambrose
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Saturday, 27 December 2014

  Grateful cooperation

This article - link below - deals with 12th century Cistercian concepts of nature in relation to orchard husbandry - and observes how the interrelated monastic gardens and orchards cooperate with one another - it is an early version of an ecological/systems view, with the concept of grateful cooperation and gratitude being at the forefront of how one should view that system.

Cistercian inspiration for ecological ethics. I looked at the primary text in early 2014, have subsequently misplaced it, and plan to translate some of it soon.

Some quick links

Various ecocatholic issues, very theologically and spiritually comprehensive example of 'joined up thinking'. I wouldnt be delighted with all of their priorities and emphases, but there you go.

Climate change and academic life -