Anthropocene as Empire: An Augustinian Anthropology for "Keeping the Wild"

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Book Chapter - Merrimack Access Only


John Doody et al.

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Augustine and the Environment


Lexington Books

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Abstract/ Summary

Augustine studies must enter into the conversation about our ecological crisis through the portal of Environmental Studies. We will draw an analogy between empire and what in Environmental Studies is called the Anthropocene. Augustine's critique of empire offers deep insights for a critique of of the Anthropocene, and provides a context within which to explore themes to enrich contemporary Environmental Studies.