RECONSTRUCTING AN ECOLOGICAL COSMOLOGY: A SOUTH AFRICAN CONTRIBUTION

E M Conradie

Abstract


One of the classic tasks of religious cosmologies is to provide us with a story within which we can live.  Cosmologies provide us with a story of the origin and destiny of the universe and of the place of humanity within the cosmos.  They answer the questions asked by children and adults alike: Who am I? Where do I come from? What am I doing here? What will happen to me when I die?  Storytellers of all cultures seem to refuse to stop short of telling the cosmic story itself, however pretentious that may seem (Rasmussen 1994a:176).


Keywords


Ecological cosmology; cosmos; religious cosmology; Western Christian theology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/61-0-1520

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