Over the last thirty years theologians from all traditions of the Christian church have considered the relationship between humans, God and the earth in the light of the environmental challenges facing us all. The result of this is that across the spectrum Christian theology has been greened. This is not a coat of green paint on old theological ideas but represents a rediscovery of eco-friendly practice in the traditions. John Butterfield thus make the bold claim that all Christian theology can be green. In this book he will analyse five very different theological viewpoints to see how each of them relates to green issues.
Environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, waste, recycling, loss of habitat and species are on the political agenda today all around the world. Christian theology is a resource for understanding the world and God's way of working in it. Also it helps Christians to decide what God wants us to do. This book is an indepth study of five theological systems which show green characteristics.
John Butterfield examines evangelical, Orthodox, feminist, process and new age Christian perspectives and concludes that all Christian theology can be green. The earth is at a crossroads and Christians have a part to play in the future of the planet. All theologians agree that this is God's world and that in some way or other we are stewards of creation.
The author is a Methodist church minister in Scotland who researched this book while studying for a masters degree at Manchester University.