Event Title

Ecofaith: Rereading Scripture in an Era of Ecological Crisis

Location

Eaton 112

Keywords

Day of Common Learning

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Is caring for creation one part of fulfilling the great commandment: “to love the Lord, your God with all your heart . . .” and “to love your neighbor as yourself”? How does “environmental justice” relate to the biblical imperative for social, economic and racial justice? To what degree might the scope of God’s redemption through Christ extend to other-than-human elements of creation? Such questions have emerged due to a major shift in biblical and theological inquiry. This expanded and revised reading of the creation text, referred to as Ecotheology, has emerged in part out of a desire to uncover a biblical message to address new faith questions emerging from the ecological crisis we face today. In this session we will explore how Ecotheological readings of scripture identify the interrelationship between God, humanity and creation in ways that affirm creation as a gift to preserve and provide principles for faithful living that results in the flourishing of humanity and creation.

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Oct 18th, 1:00 PM

Ecofaith: Rereading Scripture in an Era of Ecological Crisis

Eaton 112

Is caring for creation one part of fulfilling the great commandment: “to love the Lord, your God with all your heart . . .” and “to love your neighbor as yourself”? How does “environmental justice” relate to the biblical imperative for social, economic and racial justice? To what degree might the scope of God’s redemption through Christ extend to other-than-human elements of creation? Such questions have emerged due to a major shift in biblical and theological inquiry. This expanded and revised reading of the creation text, referred to as Ecotheology, has emerged in part out of a desire to uncover a biblical message to address new faith questions emerging from the ecological crisis we face today. In this session we will explore how Ecotheological readings of scripture identify the interrelationship between God, humanity and creation in ways that affirm creation as a gift to preserve and provide principles for faithful living that results in the flourishing of humanity and creation.