Books

Faith and the Environment


Bauckham, Richard. The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2010). Bauckham is Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.



Bouma-Prediger, Steven. For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2010.



Bingham, Sally G. Love God, Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment. Pittsburg, St. Lynn's Press, 2009. This collection includes an essay by the Rev. Pat Watkins, Director of Caretakers of God's Creation.

Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church. God's Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009, 2010.

Davis, Ellen. Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Fretheim, Terrence. God and World in the Old Testament: A Relational Theology of Creation. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005.

Hayhoe, Katharine, and Andrew Farley. A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions. FaithWords (Division of Hachette Book Group), 2009.

Hiebert, Theodore. The Yahwist's Landscape: Nature and Religion in Early Israel. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 2008.

Horrell, David. The Bible and the Environment: Towards a Critical Ecological Biblical Theology (Equinox, 2010). Horrell is Professor of New Testament at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom



Horrell, David, Cherryl Hunt, and Christopher Southgate. Greening Paul: Reading the Apostle in a Time of Ecological Crisis. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2010. The authors are faculty members at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

McDuff, Mallory. Natural Saints: How People of Faith Are Working to Save God's Earth. Oxford University Press, USA: 2010.

McDuff, Mallory. Sacred Acts: How Churches Are Working To Protect Earth's Climate. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Press, 2012. McDuff teaches in the Outdoor Leadership/Environmental Studies Program at Warren Wilson College.

Merritt, Jonathan. Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet. FaithWords, 2010.

Murray, Katherine. A Simple Guide to Eco-Spirituality. Carmel, IN: Luminis Books, 2012. Murray teaches eco-spirituality and writing as ministry as adjunct faculty at Earlham School of Religion.

Nash, James.  Loving Nature: Ecological Integrity and Christian Responsibility. Churches' Center for Theology and Public Policy, 1991.

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2007. This national bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating. Pollan traces food from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us--whether industrial or organic, alternative or processed—and develops a portrait of the American way of eating.

Sabin, Scott. Tending to Eden: Environmental Stewardship for God's People. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2012. Sabin links creation care to global issues such as poverty and health.

Schut, Michael, ed. Simpler Living Compassionate Life: a Christian Perspective. Chicago: Morehouse, 2009. Schut presents a collection of essays by Henri Nouwen, Cecile Andrews, Richard Foster and others as they explore our use of money, the practice of simplicity, listening to our lives, widening our circle of community, and other topics at the core of how we live out our faith in our homes and workplaces. A study guide is included.

Schut, Michael, ed. Food and Faith: Justice, Joy, and Daily Bread. 2nd ed. Chicago: Morehouse Publishing, 2010. This collection of reflections by Wendell Berry, Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Johnson, Alan Durning and others helps readers consider the moral, spiritual and economic implications of eating.

Sleeth, Matthew. Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action. Zondervan, 2007. Matthew Sleeth, MD, a former emergency room physician and chief of the hospital medical staff, resigned from his position to teach, preach, and write about the biblical call to be good stewards of God's creation.

Wallace, Mark. Green Christianity: Five Ways to a Sustainable Future. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010. Mark Wallace is professor of Religion at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

Wirzba, Norman. Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011. This book provides theological framework for evaluating food production and consumption practices in today's industrial food systems.

Wirzba combines the tools of ecological, agrarian, cultural, biblical, and theological analyses to draw a picture of eating that cares for creatures and that honors God.

Wirzba, Norman. The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age. Oxford University Press, USA, 2007.

Wirzba, Norman, and Fred Bahnson. Making Peace with the Land: God's Call To Reconcile with Creation. Downer's Grove, IL:

Intervarsity Press, 2012. Agriculturalist Fred Bahnson and theologian Norman Wirzba declare that in Christ, God reconciles all bodies into a peaceful, life-promoting relationship with one another.

"The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world and those that live in it." –Psalm 24:1

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