For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Caring for the environment is a growing interest among evangelicals. This award-winning book provides the most thorough evangelical treatment available on a theology of creation care. "Authentic Christian faith requires ecological obedience," writes Steven Bouma-Prediger. He urges Christians to acknowledge their responsibility and privilege as stewards of the earth. The second edition has been substantially revised and updated with the latest scientific and environmental research.
About the Author
Steven Bouma-Prediger (PhD, University of Chicago) is professor of religion at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and the author of The Greening of Theology: The Ecological Models of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Joseph Sittler, and Jürgen Moltmann. He is the coauthor of Assessing the Ark: A Christian Perspective on Non-human Creatures and the Endangered Species Act (with Virginia Vroblesky) and Evocations of Grace: The Writings of Joseph Sittler on Ecology, Theology, and Ethics (with Peter Bakken).
Table of Contents
Introduction: Ecology and Theology in Dialogue1. Where Are We? An Ecological Perception of Place2. What's Wrong with the World? The Groaning of Creation3. Is Christianity to Blame? The Ecological Complaint against Christianity4. What Is the Connection between Scripture and Ecology? Biblical Wisdom and Ecological Vision5. How Should We Think of the Earth? A Theology and Ethic of Care for the Earth6. What Kind of People Ought We Be? Earth-Care and Character7. Why Worry about Galapagos Penguins and the Jack Pine? Arguments for Earth-Care8. Where Is There Hope? Christian Faith at Home on EarthIndexes