Our body consists, by weight, of an average of 60 percent water (in man it is slightly more, in women slightly less). Nothing is as elementary to life as water; Without water, people can not survive more than a few days. The significance of the mere presence of water in the life of man is shown in the special position which it possesses for man's imagination and cosmology. John Wagner points out that water has a social life (this term refers to a wide range of human relationships, such as political, economic, or spiritual). Even if the water moves between all forms of life and between the animate and the inanimate world, the social interrelationships between mankind and the water represent a subgroup within the broader range of ecological relations.
|Journal||Concilium: Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Theologie|
|Issue number||December 2012|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|