ISBN-10:
080103695X
ISBN-13:
9780801036958
Pub. Date:
04/01/2010
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care / Edition 2

For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care / Edition 2

by Steven Bouma-Prediger
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801036958
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Series: Engaging Culture Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 710,250
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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 Dialogue
1. Where Are We? An Ecological Perception of Place
2. What's Wrong with the World? The Groaning of Creation
3. Is Christianity to Blame? The Ecological Complaint against Christianity
4. What Is the Connection between Scripture and Ecology? Biblical Wisdom and Ecological Vision
5. How Should We Think of the Earth? A Theology and Ethic of Care for the Earth
6. What Kind of People Ought We Be? Earth-Care and Character
7. Why Worry about Galapagos Penguins and the Jack Pine? Arguments for Earth-Care
8. Where Is There Hope? Christian Faith at Home on Earth
Indexes

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