Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology

Foundations in Scripture, Theology, History, and Praxis
Original Publish Date: Oct 14, 2014
Product Number: EB00585360
Released: Oct 21, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441221421
Publisher: Baker Academic
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Today's church finds itself in a new world, one in which climate change and ecological degradation are front-page news. In the eyes of many, the evangelical community has been slow to take up a call to creation care. How do Christians address this issue in a faithful way? This evangelically centered but ecumenically informed introduction to ecological theology (ecotheology) explores the global dimensions of creation care, calling Christians to meet contemporary ecological challenges with courage and hope. The book provides a biblical, theological, ecological, and historical rationale for earthcare as well as specific practices to engage both individuals and churches. Drawing from a variety of Christian traditions, the book promotes a spirit of hospitality, civility, honesty, and partnership. It includes a foreword by Bill McKibben and an afterword by Matthew Sleeth.