Christianity

Heather Eaton tells us in the Overview Essay that in spite of the history and challenges “an ecological influence on Christian traditions is now worldwide and growing.” She goes on to outline the 3 major avenues of exploration and re-inventigation into Christian texts and teachings: retreival, reinterpretation, and reconstruction. Although a complex topic, due to the many Christianities in our world, Eaton assures us that “regardless of the diversity, from the 1970’s to the present, the force and flourishing of ecotheology is astounding.”

Overview Essay

“Christianity and Ecoogy” by Heather Eaton of St. Paul University provides an excellent introduction to a very complex topic. She touches on the methodology, challenges, and promise in today’s Christian ecotheology.

Bibliography

This voluminous bibliography, compiled by Peter W. Bakken of the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies, includes hundreds of titles on the subject of Christianity and ecology from the 19502 to the present day. You’ll also find a shorter bibliography of selected titles and an annotated version for downloading.

Statements

Many statements on the environmental issue by different Christian demoninations, faith leaders, and organizations can be found here.

Engaged Projects

Many organizations and projects working on environmental issues within a Christian context can be found here.

Sacred Texts
Here you will find a small selection of passages relating to Earth and the environment. This listing is by no means exhaustive, but serves as a jumping off point for further investigation.
Links
In addition to the links in the Engaged Projects section, we have provided a brief list of additional online resources here.

 

Multimedia

Located here are multimedia offerings of interest, relating to the intersection of Christianity and ecology.

 


Header photo: The Paul Winter Consort playing “Jemanja” as they process out of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine at the end of the Earth Mass, NYC. Credit Kay Winter