The Gaia Affect: Doing Thealogy in an age of ecological crisis

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Wednesday 7 March
Room 5, Main Building, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

In an age of anthropogenic global warming, environmental catastrophes, mass species extinctions and resource scarcity, this talk considers what it may mean to draw feminist thealogy into a close relationship with ecological philosophy. Focusing on some recent appropriations of James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis’s Gaia theory, such as Bruno Latour’s (2017) Facing Gaia, Isabelle Stengers’s (2015) ‘intrusion of Gaia’ into human history, and Deborah Danowski and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro’s (2017) The Ends of the World, it is argued that thealogy must be able to think and feel its way towards and through an eco-apocalyptic future.

Dr Paul Reid-Bowen is Senior Lecturer, Study of Religions, Philosophies and Ethics Bath Spa University.

This is part of the Exploring Aspects of the Feminine Divine 2018 Lecture Series from the Institute of Theological Partnerships. For more information about the Institute, click here

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