A Christian Guide to Environmental IssuesSynopsis

Environmental sustainability is a major issue in society today. While Christian response was generally slow in the 1980s and í90s, concern has grown rapidly in the 21st century across the church. In this book, two environmental experts consider eight of the key contemporary issues, offering eco-tips to enable practical response, as well as Bible-based reflections to deepen understanding. Among the issues covered are climate change, food, biodiversity and population, and the relationship between environmental problems and issues relating to world development.

Contents

Abbreviations
9
Foreword
11
Prologue: Let the Trees Clap their Hands
12
13
Chapter 2: Biodiversity
28
biblical reflection How much is nature worth?
37
Chapter 3: Climate Change
47
biblical reflection Godís covenant with people and creation
56
Chapter 4: Water
66
biblical reflection Water and salvation
74
Chapter 5: Human Population and Consumption
83
biblical reflection Godís sovereignty and human responsibility
93
Chapter 6: Energy
104
biblical reflection Sabbath and sustainability
115
Chapter 7: Soil
124
biblical reflection Exile and return
134
Chapter 8: Food
142
biblical reflection Incarnation
151
Chapter 9: Environment and Development
162
biblical reflection Resurrection
170
Chapter 10: A Covenant for Hope
182
biblical reflection Grace and hope for our world
188
Bible Study Leaderís Notes
201
Bibliography
209
Useful Websites
211
Biblical Index
216
Index
219