Bible and Ecology by Richard Bauckham

Bible and Ecology

byRichard Bauckham

Paperback | May 28, 2010

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How should Christians read the Bible in an age of ecological disaster?

In this well-argued and timely book, Bauckham considers the relationship of humans to the rest of creation. He argues that there is much more to the Bible’s understanding of this relationship than the mandate of human dominion given in Genesis 1, which has too often been used as a justification for domination and exploitation of the earth’s resources. He also critiques the notion of stewardship as being on the one hand presumptuous, and on the other too general a term to explain our key responsibilities in caring for the earth.

In countering this, he considers other biblical perspectives, including the book of Job, the Psalms and the Gospels, and re-evaluates the biblical tradition of ‘dominion’, in favour of a ‘community of creation’. With its clear analysis and thought-provoking conclusions, The Bible and Ecology, is an essential read for anyone interested in a biblically grounded approach to ecology.

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Richard Bauckham is Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of St Andrews.
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Title:Bible and EcologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 28, 2010Publisher:Darton, Longman and ToddLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0232527911

ISBN - 13:9780232527919

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