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. Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology 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, Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology promotes a spirit of hospitality, civility, honesty, and partnership.
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Daniel L. Brunner (DPhil, University of Oxford) is professor of Christian history and formation at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon, where he founded and directs the Christian earthkeeping program.
Jennifer L. Butler (MDiv, George Fox Evangelical Seminary) is associate minister at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corvallis, Oregon, and an adjunct instructor in Christian earthkeeping at George Fox.
A. J. Swoboda (PhD, University of Birmingham) is a writer, teaches biblical studies, theology, and church history at George Fox, and pastors a church in urban Portland called Theophilus.