Eco-Theology

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“Celia Deane-Drummond’s new book provides a wonderful resource for those who are new to ecological theology as well as for those who have been long involved. She maps the field in a way that is accessible and user-friendly. Her approach is critical, intelligent, and learned, the fruit of her grounding in science as well as in theology, and of love for creation as well as her strong commitment to the Christian tradition.”

The Rev. Dr. Denis Edwards
University of Flinders, Australia

“I’ve read it in manuscript: now I want the book! Here is theology earthed. Celia plants the planet firmly within the providence of God. This book is popular in its appeal and scholarly in its depth. It connects with the environmental agenda and stretches the reader to reach new heights of understanding on this vitally important subject.”

The Rt. Rev. James Jones
Bishop of Liverpool

“Celia Deane-Drummond has established herself as one of the foremost amongst a new generation of scholars working in the field of Christian eco-theology. This volume provides an erudite overview and a balanced assessment of the state of the debate after three decades of heated discourse. She also provides a clear sense of direction for further reflection——with reference to the wisdom tradition. Here she weaves the Hebraic texts together with cosmic Christology, feminist views on Sophia and the pressing need for responsible decision-making in science and in civil society.”

Professor Ernst Conradie

About This Book

Overview

Designed for College Students Taking Eco-Theology Courses

Here is comprehensive coverage of the rapidly growing field of eco-theology. Eco-Theology evaluates the merits or otherwise of contemporary eco-theologies and introduces readers to critical debates, while tracing trends from around the globe and key theological responses. The emphasis is on the theological aspects of Christian engagement with environmental issues, rather than primarily ethical or spiritual concerns. Included are further reading sections and discussion questions.

Details

Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 1.5 x 9 in
Format

Softcover

ISBN

978-1-59982-013-2

Pages

256

Item # 7019

Customer Reviews

“Celia Deane-Drummond’s new book provides a wonderful resource for those who are new to ecological theology as well as for those who have been long involved. She maps the field in a way that is accessible and user-friendly. Her approach is critical, intelligent, and learned, the fruit of her grounding in science as well as in theology, and of love for creation as well as her strong commitment to the Christian tradition.”

The Rev. Dr. Denis Edwards
University of Flinders, Australia

“I’ve read it in manuscript: now I want the book! Here is theology earthed. Celia plants the planet firmly within the providence of God. This book is popular in its appeal and scholarly in its depth. It connects with the environmental agenda and stretches the reader to reach new heights of understanding on this vitally important subject.”

The Rt. Rev. James Jones
Bishop of Liverpool

“Celia Deane-Drummond has established herself as one of the foremost amongst a new generation of scholars working in the field of Christian eco-theology. This volume provides an erudite overview and a balanced assessment of the state of the debate after three decades of heated discourse. She also provides a clear sense of direction for further reflection——with reference to the wisdom tradition. Here she weaves the Hebraic texts together with cosmic Christology, feminist views on Sophia and the pressing need for responsible decision-making in science and in civil society.”

Professor Ernst Conradie

About the Author

CeliaDeane-Drummond

Celia Deane-Drummond

Celia Deane-Drummond is professor of theology and the biological sciences, University of Chester. Her many publications include Creation Through Wisdom: Theology and the New Biology and The Ethics of Nature. She was editor of Ecotheology from 2001–2006.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface: The Turn to Ecology

1. Trends in Ecology and Environment
2. Economics and Environmental Justice
3. Eco-theology from the North
4. Eco-theology from the South
5. Eco-theology from the East
6. Eco-theology from the West
7. Biblical Eco-theology
8. Ecology and Christology
9. Ecology and Theodicy
10. Ecology and Spirit
11. Eco-feminist Theology
12. Eco-eschatology

Postscript: Towards Theological Eco-praxis
Questions for Discussion
Select Bibliography
Notes
Index

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