Living with Other Creatures: Green Exegesis & Theology
By: Richard Bauckham (author)Paperback
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The Bible and Christian tradition have, at best, offered an ambiguous word in response to Earth's environmental difficulties. At worst, a complex, often one-sided history of interpretation has left the Bible's voice silent. Aiming to bridge these gaps, Richard Bauckham mines scripture and theology, discovering a firm command for Christians to care for all of God's creation and then discusses the generations of theologians who have sought to live out this biblical mandate. Going beyond Old Testament human dominion, Living with Other Creatures consults scripture in its entirety and includes Jesus' perspectives on creation, novel approaches to reading the gospels, and some of the most well known "ecologists" throughout Christian history. The result is an innovative and enriching treatise that reminds readers of God's whole creation--and humanity's place within it.
Richard Bauckham is Professor of New Testament Studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. A fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he is the author of many books including Jesus and the Eye-Witnesses (winner of the 2009 Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing) and Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World.
Preface 1 The Human Place in Creation: A Biblical Overview 2 Dominion Interpreted: A Historical Account 3 Reading the Synoptic Gospels Ecologically 4 Jesus and Animals 5 Jesus and the Wild Animals in the Wildnerness (Mark 1:13) 6 Reading the Sermon on the Mount in an Age of Ecological Catastrophe 7 Joining Creation's Praise of God 8 Creation's Praise of God in the Book of Revelation 9 Creation Mysticism in Matthew Fox and Francis of Assisi 10 Biodiversity: A Biblical-Theological Perspective Bibliography Index of Authors Index of Ancient and Medieval Persons
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