Just as God loves creation, so are Christians called to care for it. Now, amid the accelerating degradation of our global environment, that task has taken on greater urgency than ever. How should Christians respond to the climate crisis and widespread pollution of earth’s shared commons, water and air? How might Christian communities think about human responsibility to other living creatures?
In roundtable format, Richard Bauckham, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Steven Bouma-Prediger, and John F. Haught navigate the layers of what it means for humans to live in right relationship with earth’s lifesystems. After each contributor’s essay, the other three contributors issue a response—including points of disagreement and questions—thereby modeling for readers productive and respectful dialogue. The ecumenical conversations in Ecotheology represent the diverse viewpoints of contributors’ theological and practical commitments, exploring creation care through a variety of frameworks, including natural science, biblical studies, systematic theology, and Christian ethics.
|Publisher:||Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
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Introduction1. Being Human in the Community of Creation, Richard Bauckham Response from Moe-Lobeda Response from Bouma-Prediger Response from Haught2. Love Incarnate: Hope and Moral-Spiritual Power for Climate Justice, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda Response from Bauckham Response from Bouma-Prediger Response from Haught3. The Character of Earth-Keeping, Steve Bouma-Prediger Response from Bauckham Response from Moe-Lobeda Response from Haught4. The Unfinished Sacrament of Creation: Christian Faith and the Promise of Nature, John F. Haught Response from Bauckham Response from Moe-Lobeda Response from Bouma-Prediger Conclusion