Winter 2015

Integral Ecology

Work as Contemplation: On the Platonic Notion of Technê

D. C. Schindler

When we see technê, human work, as determined by reality precisely as true, good, and beautiful, the practice it entails brings man into contact with a whole universe of meaning that eventually involves man’s most determinative relationships.

Ecology on One’s Knees: Reading Laudato Si’

Mary Taylor

Read in a trinitarian key, Laudato si’ is a song, a hymn to the Creator God.

Reading Natural Hierarchy in a Trinitarian Key

Susan Waldstein

The different levels of natural beings express different aspects of God’s goodness and make possible an ordered whole in which lower parts serve higher parts and each part serves the whole.

Economics, Ecology, and Our Common Home: The Limits of a Preference-based Approach to Human Behavior

Patrick Fleming

We cede too much ground—we lose too much that is necessarily human—when we pretend that we can study the economy solely as a way to allocate scarce means, without a discussion of ends.

Seeing with Christ in a Culture of Power

Christine Myers

Seeking the truth calls for a contemplative stance attentive to the whole.