Creation Care in Christian Mission

Creation Care in Christian Mission

by Kapya J Kaoma

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Overview

As the world comes to terms with the human-caused destruction of God's sacred creation, whether Global Christianity will celebrate a bi-centennial Edinburgh 2110 becomes a real question. Yet, as Creation Care in Christian Mission shows, the mounting and life-threatening ecological crisis is at the heart of the mission of
God. The volume's contributing authors represent a wide range of Christian traditions and geographical regions on which they draw to initiate dialogue on creation care within the wider global Christian community. They explore hard questions relative to climate change, population growth, pollution, poverty, sustainability,
economic justice, deforestation, gender, and land issues. Written with academics, missionary and development agencies, and ordinary Christians in mind, this work presents a global unified spiritual and ethical voice on Creation care. The diversity of contributors from established scholars and religious leaders makes this work a unique and critical resource for understanding human responsibility toward God's creation. The book offers hope to all Christians, for Christian mission can positively aid ecological responsibilities and actions.


This book is a singular contribution to examining the broader contributions of Christianity in response to our growing environmental challenges. Rather than looking inward, this volume looks outward to relate the Christian missionary tradition to Earth care through the multiple perspectives of theology, ethics, and ritual. It will be an invaluable resource for years to come.
Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology and cowriter of Journey of the Universe.

Religion's most important present responsibility is to face the environmental crisis, and this includes much self-examination as well as moral instruction. This important collection, with many leading voices, contributes to the profoundly important ecological transformation of faith and of the faithful. Highly recommended. Roger S. Gottlieb, author of A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and our Planet's Future and Spirituality: What it is and Why it Matters. With the publication of the first papal encyclical on care for the planet this volume brings together in a very timely fashion a set of excellent and highly informative papers on the engagement of the world church in mission to the creatures and habitats of the planet and its deep interconnection with the mission of the church to the peoples of the earth.
Michael Northcott, Professor at New College, University of Edinburgh.


Kapya J. Kaoma is Visiting Researcher at Boston University's Center for Global Christianity and Mission and adjunct Professor at St John's University College, Zambia. He holds degrees from Theological College of Central Africa (now Evangelical University College), Zambia; Trinity College, England; Episcopal Divinity School, and Boston University in the United States. He is author of The Creator's Symphony: African Christianity and the Plight of Earth and the Poor (2015) and Raised Hopes, Shattered Dreams: Democracy, the Oppressed, and the Church in Africa (2015).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498290869
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/03/2016
Series: Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series , #29
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kapya J. Kaoma is Visiting Researcher at Boston University's Center for Global Christianity and Mission and adjunct Professor at St John's University College, Zambia. He holds degrees from Theological College of Central Africa (now Evangelical University College), Zambia; Trinity College, England; Episcopal Divinity School, and Boston University in the United States. He is author of The Creator's Symphony: African Christianity and the Plight of Earth and the Poor (2015) and Raised Hopes, Shattered Dreams: Democracy, the Oppressed, and the Church in Africa (2015).

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