Mary L. Coloe, PBVM, is associate professor of theology at Australian Catholic University, specializing in the Gospel of John. Her books include God Dwells with Us: Temple Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel and Dwelling in the Household of God: Johannine Ecclesiology and Spirituality (both from Liturgical Press).
Appealing to ancient and contemporary poets and writers, complemented by the insights of theologians and biblical scholars, Creation Is Groaning captures the wonder, beauty, and suffering of creation and invites readers to enter deeply into the heart of God, the heart of Christ, and the heart of the entire cosmos. The theological, Christological, biblical, ethical, and ecological links made throughout this edited volume create a rich tapestry of thought that challenges basic assumptions and definitions while opening doors to new ways of seeing and living life in a sacred universe. Carol J. Dempsey, OP, University of Portland, Oregon Each new age interprets its religious tradition through lenses that are central to that age. Ecosensitivity is a prominent lens for our age. Within the recent past, various hermeneutical approaches attentive to this lens have developed. This collection of essays produced by six prominent Australian theologians partner ecosensitivity with the theological themes of incarnation and promise. The end product of such creative rethinking is a set of essays that offer new insights into the inherited religious tradition and new challenges for living in the contemporary world. Dianne Bergant, CSA Professor of Old Testament Studies Catholic Theological Union Chicago, Illinois Together, the authors establish a firm foundation for a new ethic that promotes the flourishing of all planetary life and a just global community. Interpretation