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Planetary Moral Economy and Creaturely Redemption in Laudato Si’

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)886-904
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Theological Studies
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2016


In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis indicates that climate change, and other kinds of ecological destruction, are moral wrongs because they deny the fruits of the earth to the poor and to future generations, and they fail to honor the place of other creatures in Christ’s redemption of creation. LS sets climate change and the environmental crisis firmly in the context of two established features of Catholic social teaching: the dignity of poor and indigenous people and the intrinsic value of creatures to the Creator and their inclusion in the redemption of all things in Christ.

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  • climate change, distributive justice, economy, ecological debt, environmental governmentality, markets, the poor, poverty, redemption

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