Benedict XVI’s covenantal theology and what it means for ecology

“Those who can recognize in the cosmos the reflections of the Creator’s invisible face tend to have a greater love for creatures and greater sensitivity to their symbolic value.” This was central lessons imparted by Pope Benedict XVI in his poignant homily for the 2010 World Day of Peace.

In the first several entries of my column at Catholic World Report, I’ve mused on the Church’s ancient vision of the created order as a visible manifestation of the Triune Lord who made it. Drawing especially on the insights of Benedict XVI, in my latest entry I kick off a series of reflections on the uniqueness of Catholicism’s vision of care for creation–especially how Scripture & the thought of Benedict XVI can serve to rectify the shortcomings of mainstream secular environmentalism. Check it out here at Catholic World Report


Matthew Ramage



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