God's Household: Christianity, Economics, and Planetary Living

Sallie McFague asks if human beings are, as market capitalism suggests, greedy individuals who deserve all we can get. Or are we members of a vast, complex community of creatures, all of whom need the basics for living? In spite their many differences, no religions endorse the option, "Blessed are the greedy" because they know that who eats and who does not is a justice issue. One of North Americas most important feminist theologians and ecological thinkers, McFague argues that humans are God's co-workers helping to bring about a more just and ecologically sustainable planet.

Sallie McFague, Ph.D.

Sallie McFague is Distinguished Theologian in Residence at the Vancouver School of Theology and Carpenter Professor of Theology, Emerita, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennesee. Her many books include Models of God: Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age (1987), The Body of God: An Ecological Theology (1993), and Life Abundant: Rethinking Theology and Ecology for a Planet in Peril (2001). Dr. McFague also holds an Honourary Doctor of Letters from Smith College. She is a member of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Friday, October 29, 2004 - 7:30pm
Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University