Daniel A. Salomon edited the summary of Have Mercy On Me, An Ecological Sinner Thursday, February 16, 2012.
Daniel Salomon’s is a completely unique voice. In this book a reader can hear that voice in its most personal and direct form. His earlier writing ranges across environmental issues, animal rights, disability studies, Christian theology, and educational curricula. Here he unifies all of these areas around the common challenge to integrate the aspirations dictated by our highest ideals with recognition of the limited contributions and effect we can see in our individual efforts. Compassion fatigue is the shared obstacle in all of these areas---an obstacle which Salomon has had to confront himself on many fronts. As a person on the autism spectrum, he brings special insight to issues regarding the environment and animal rights. As an environmentalist, he brings fresh readings to theological and biblical materials. As a Christian, he brings a spiritual practice and sensitivity to ethical and scientific topics. The combination throws new light on each area. Woven around Salomon’s own compelling journey, this book is an accessible entry into the subjects it treats, as well as a testament about sustaining hope.
S. Mark Heim
Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian TheologyAndover Newton Theological School