S P E C I F I C AT I O N S vCDop1tpxZ6rdCta.ZtpZFa5txt0pZ6asta. November 2018 -i2l9lii87l7SSSl8ZZu8in-7vZbmU4Zu8in-7vZA64Zgc2n--ZZ3o3as -i2l9lii87l7SS8lhZZu,c9n996ZbmU4Zu,c9n996ZA64Zg-cn99ZZ150r$ hZBZ-ZZ8ih33ZZ a:00£ZoDot5oT5a S P E C I F I C AT I O N S November 2018 -i2l9lii87l77cil8ZZu8Sn-7vZbmU4Zu8Sn-7vZA64Zgchn--ZZ3o3as -i2l9lii87l77chlhZZu,,9n996ZbmU4Zu,,9n996ZA64Zg2Sn99ZZ150r$ hZBZ-ZZc2933 a:00£ZoDot5oT5a Global environmental destruction, growing inequality, and the persistent poverty afflicting the majority of humans on the planet challenge Christian theorists, theologians, and ethicists in their pursuit of an ethical vision that is both environmentally sustainable and just for all of creation. Too often their visions – which start with traditional understandings of the Christian faith, prevalent approaches to science, or current ethical models – are inadequate. In Convergent Knowing Simon Appolloni proposes a new framework for ethical deliberation in which the epistemological lines between religion and science are somewhat blurred. This framework opens up avenues to explore new paradigms for Christianity, science, and liberation while addressing inter- related questions not always manifest within the religion, science, and ethics debates: what kind of ethics, what kind of science, and what kind of Christi- anity do we need today and tomorrow when the liberation of countless subjects of creation is at stake? Exploring and analyzing the work of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Leonardo Boff, Diarmuid O’Murchu, and Thomas Berry, four Christian ethical thinkers who have borrowed from the natural sciences to unite a liberationist agenda with an environmental ethic, Convergent Knowing assists Christian thinkers struggling to integrate science, environment, liberation, and their faith. Simon Appolloni teaches environmental studies at the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto. The Second Vatican Council (1962–1965) was a watershed event in the his- tory of the Catholic Church, a critical self-examination that sought at once to rediscover the most ancient sources of Christian thought and practice and to bring these traditions into the modern world. While few question the idealism and vision of Vatican II, its legacy is contested. Has the Catholic Church fulfilled the promise of the council? Has it successfully reclaimed the scriptural call to justice? Has it truly shifted its gaze to the “joys and hopes, grief and anguish” of our troubled world? Reflecting on both the vision of the council and its uneven reception, Turning to the World ponders the impact of Vatican II on interreligious dialogue, peace-building, and care for the environment. Focusing specifically on the Canadian and Latin American experiences, contributors work from diverse disciplinary perspectives to examine developments in the Catholic Church’s understanding of freedom, conscience, and the common good. The volume also appraises the effects of the Church’s turn to the world in its hope to voice the pressing needs of the human family, especially in contexts of great poverty and injustice and among peoples adversely affected by the modern and postmodern economies of greed. Exploring the legacy of Vatican II, Turning to the World offers a unique perspective on the influence, reception, developments, and applications of the council from the 1960s to the teachings of Pope Francis. Carl N. Still is associate professor of philosophy at St Thomas More College. Gertrude Rompré is director of mission and ministry at St Thomas More College. 4 0 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 8 Convergent Knowing Christianity and Science in Conversation with a Suffering Creation simon appolloni A compelling exploration of a new epistemic frame- work for Christian ethical thinking. Turning to the World Social Justice and the Common Good since Vatican II edited by carl n. still and gertrude rompré From lofty ideals to the complex realities of the Catholic Church’s commitment to justice and peace-building since Vatican II. R E L I G I O U S S T U D I E S • E N V I R O N M E N TA L S T U D I E S R E L I G I O U S S T U D I E S • H I S T O R Y