Creighton University associate professor of theology Richard W. Miller, Ph.D., was awarded second place in the category Faith and Science for the 2011 book awards of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The award is for the book God, Creation, and Climate Change: A Catholic Response to the Environmental Crisis (Orbis Books, 2010), which is a collection of essays that he edited including his introductory essay on the state of the climate change problem. His colleague, Creighton theology professor John O’Keefe, Ph.D., also contributed an essay to the book.
The award citation states that while the book is “A scary read,” it “is the kind of seminal work that clearly demonstrates that Catholic social teaching can no longer be hidden under a bushel basket, but effectively mobilized to call believing people to action in response to this grave threat to our planet.”
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