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Christianity and the Renewal of Nature

Creation, Climate Change & Human Responsibility

ISBN13: 9780281063314

ISBN10: 0281063311

Publisher: SPCK

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  • The reality of climate change, and the challenges it presents to sustainable living, is widely perceived to be the most serious problem facing humanity in the twenty-first century. It is a problem that raises profound questions for religion and politics, and the ways in which we respond - both religiously and politically - are already having a decisive impact on the future of our planet.


    In Christianity and the Renewal of Nature a team of experts from a range of disciplines examines the root causes of climate change and assesses some of the motives and methods behind current attempts to deal with it. They explore the scientific and theological issues in ways that will help readers to appreciate fully the ethical demands of the growing ecological crisis. They also explore practical ways in which people of all religious persuasions can most helpfully respond to the issues and work together to build a sustainable future.


    The contributors include leading theologians and ethicists - Rowan Williams, Jonathan Draper, Tim Gorringe, Mary Grey, Sebastian Kim, Michael Northcott and Clive Pearson - as well as John Sauven, the Executive Director of Greenpeace, Martin Redfern, the award-winning BBC science producer, and Clare Short, the former Secretary of State for Environmental Development.

  • Jonathan Draper

    Jonathan Draper is Canon Theologian of York Minster. His previous books include To Love and Serve (SPCK, 2003) and (as co-editor) Liberating Texts? Sacred scriptures in public life (SPCK, 2008).

    Sebastian Kim

    Sebastian C. H. Kim, FRAS, is Professor of Theology and Public Life at York St John University. His previous books include In Search of Identity: Debates on religious conversion in India (OUP, 2003), (as co-author) Christianity as a World Religion (Continuum, 2008), and (as co-editor) Liberating Texts? Sacred scriptures in public life (SPCK, 2008).

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