Compare and contrast the work of two different thinkers/readings from course content regarding the value of non-human creation. Demonstrate what biblical and/or theological resources inform their view and discuss the implications for a Christian environmental ethic.
• Define the three classical approaches to ethics (deontological, teleological, areteological), in about a paragraph each. Then, using course content (reading, lecture, in-class handouts, discussion), provide an example of at least two of the three approaches from a theological framework (so as theological ethics).
• Bouma-Prediger, Steven. For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care, 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.
• Blanchard, Kathryn D. and Kevin J. O’Brien. An Introduction to Christian Environmentalism: Ecology, Virtue, and Ethics. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014.