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Christian Environmental Theology

Explores the Biblical basis and Christian theological arguments for creation care

Earthkeeping in the Nineties: Stewardship of Creation
Author: Wilkinson, Loren (ed.). This greatly revised and augmented edition of "Earthkeeping" updates the original edition while retaining the same breadth of perspective, reflecting the combined insights of Christian scholars in biology, physics, economics, literature, and philosophy. The book begins by laying out, with scientific precision, the state of the planet. Several chapters then carefully examine various historical and contemporary views of creation. Next the authors survey biblical and theological teaching relative to humanity's use of creation. The book concludes by offering hopeful, practical guidelines for an earthkeeping ethic.
Earthkeeping Ministries: A New Vision for Congregations
Author: Greenstone, Suse.
Ecology and Religion: Toward a New Christian Theology of Nature
Author: Carmody, John.
Embracing Earth: Catholic Approaches to Ecology
Author: Albert J. LaChance and John E. Carroll, Editors. Brings together original and seminal contributions by contemporary Catholic spiritual and mystical writers who explore the Christian view of nature and our place in it. Their writings address not only theological, philosophical, and spiritual parameters but specific, concrete issues as well.
Environmental Ethics in Action
Dr. Robert Stivers, professor of Ethics at Pacific Lutheran University addresses the question of how religious people are to minister to the earth. The process of discerning how to do this begins in personal faith and its empowering spirituality. Enabled to act with integrity, Christians seek guidelines in the traditions of the Church and their own experience of the Holy Spirit.
Exploring Voluntary Simplicity: Three Perspectives
Three presentations on voluntary simplicity.
For God So Loves the World: Peacemaking and the Care of God’s Creation
Author: Author White, Vera K. This curriculum consists of six sessions. Based on selected biblical passages on the care of creation. The session titles summarize the movement of the course: God Creates, God Reveals, God Gives Freedom, God Mourns the Brokenness, God Offers Rest and Peace, and God Redeems.
For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care
Author: Steven Bouma-Prediger At a time when it seems humans have erred much in their understanding and keeping of the planet, For the Beauty of the Earth explores the relationship between Christianity and the natural world in the most thorough evangelical treatment available on a theology of creation care.
From Creation to New Creation: Old Testament Perspectives
Author: Bernhard W. Anderson. Princeton theologian Bernhard Anderson explores the historical, mythopoeic, and theological dimensions of classic Old Restament reflections on the motif of creation. The result is an abundance of fresh insight and compelling exegesis that have implications for human life and thought today.
Gaia and God
Author: Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Ruether presents a sweeping ecofeminist theology that illuminates a path toward "earth-healing"--a whole relationship between men and women, communities and nations.
Geo-Justice: A Preferential Option for the Earth
Author: James A. Conlon.
God in Creation: A New Theology of Creation and the Spirit of God
Author: Jürgen Moltmann. The title expresses the book's intention: not to go on distinguishing between God and the world, so as then to surrender the world, as godless, to its scientific 'disenchantment' and its technical exploitation by human beings, but instead to discover God in all the beings he has created and to find his life-giving Spirit in the community of creation that they share.
God is Green: Ecology for Christians
Author: Bradley, Ian. A simple yet superb explanation of why Christians should be environmentalists, God Is Green shows, through the Bible and other ancient writings, how at the heart of Christian belief is a sense of a sacred world. By rebutting the charges against Christianity--its alleged arrogance toward nature and its glorification of man at nature's expense--Bradley has crafted a book that both appeals and challenges.
Hope for Creation (Blessed Earth Part 1, Sessions 1-6)
Following Jesus is good for the planet. Or should be, at least. This is the radical, yet solidly biblical premise of Blessed Earth. This two-part film series and guidebook experience is a creative and compelling call for Christians to embrace sustainable living out of love for God, neighbor, and all of creation.
How to Rescue the Earth Without Worshiping Nature
Author: Tony Campolo. "In anticipation of His coming, we must go to work today and contribute to the work which He will complete on the day of His coming."
Just and Proper Use: Issues in Environmental Stewardship
Author: Judy Scherff. Episcopalians pray for "the just and proper use" of God's creation. While they pray, the rain forests are being eradicated, more and more animal species become extinct, the burning of fossil fuels goes unchecked and the impoverished bear the brunt of pollution and environmental decay. These are properly the issues of the church, author Judy Scherff insists in this booklet, and to respond to the needs of the earth is to fulfill our very baptismal vows. At the root of the environmental crisis is greed, and the undoing of our greed is always the hope of every Christian -- and perhaps the only hope for the planet.
Keeping and Healing the Creation
Author: Presbyterian Eco-Justice Task Force. "Keeping and Healing the Creation" provides the theological and ethical basis for the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly's policy. As envisioned from the beginning, it is part of the educational program of the church, as well as the church's ecumenical discussions. It contains a study guide and an excerpt from the General Assembly policy. A brief video entitled "Restoring Creation for Ecology and Justice" is intended to be used along with the study guide. A list of resources is included at the end of the book for your use.
Let Me Tell You a Story, Let Me Sing You a Song
Join a morning of songs and stories celebrating God's Creation. Led by the Rev. John Schramm, a talented story teller and Lutheran minister from Minneapolis, and Ray Makeever, a wonderful ballad singer from Dubuque, Iowa.
Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation
Author: Gebara, Ivone. "Longing for Running Water" shows how the connections between Western thought, patriarchal Christianity, and environmental destruction necessitate personal conversion to ‘a new relationship with the earth and with the entire cosmos.’
Love the Earth and Be Healed
Author: Produced by the United Methodist Communications Office. This series of six videos (about twenty-five minutes each) examines real-life case studies and includes reflections from some of the most articulate voices within the field of eco-theology: Sallie McFague, John Cobb, Cal DeWitt, and Jay McDaniel. To order, call (800) 967-0880.

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