Nature and Faith in the Life of Holmes Rolston III
By Christopher J. Preston
(Trinity University Press, Hardcover, 9781595340504, 256pp.)
Publication Date: March 2009
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Holmes Rolston III has long been recognized as the father of environmental ethics.” Internationally renowned for the synthesis he has found in evolutionary biology and Christianity, Rolston has followed an immensely interesting life course. In this compelling biography, Rolston’s story is traced from childhood to the present, detailing the process by which he has come to hone his profound philosophies. Culled from countless interviews with Rolston himself, along with his family and colleagues, this biography is both an engaging life story and a compendium of Rolston’s thoughts on the value of nature, resource management, aesthetics, international development, and the relationship of culture to nature, wilderness, and natural theology.