Issue 4 in 2016’s exploration of theme of Ecology is entitled Human Ecology: Body and Home.
It was Pope Benedict XVI who turned our attention to human ecology: “The book of nature is one and indivisible: it takes in not only the environment but also life, sexuality, marriage, the family, social relations: in a word, integral human development.” Given our general blindness to that ecology, and the toxic cost of such negligence, we turn to the environment that man is and the one in which he dwells―the body and the home―the environments in which he was first welcomed and into which he, in turn, will welcome others.
In its first three issues on ecology, Humanum has probed the question of man’s relation to the natural environment. Now we turn to the environment that man is and the one in which he dwells − the body and the home − the environments in which he was first welcomed and into which he, in turn, will welcome others. Given our general blindness to that ecology, and the toxic cost of such negligence, we do this with a certain urgency, because, as is plain for all to see, the dominant technocratic paradigm has been turned on the very subject using it.
As C.S. Lewis said: “Human nature will be the last part of Nature to surrender to Man. The battle will then be won. But who, precisely, will have won it?” (The Abolition of Man). Humanum wishes instead to win another battle, the one for the priceless gift of humanity that we all share.
Read the full issue at the Humanum Review site.
Featured articles include:
John Waters, “The Ecological Disaster of Same-Sex Parenting“
Michael Hanby, “Hunger, Conviviality, and the Appetite for God“
Conor B. Dugan, “Have a Drink: Spiritual Advice“
Maria Ángeles Martin and Connie Lasher, “Nature as a School of Wonder“