F&ES 858

Theology and Ecology

2013-2014
Credits: 3
 

 

This seminar interprets theological responses to environmental problems and examines major tensions in the relation of Christianity and ecology. Readings include stewardship, environmental justice, creation spirituality, and ecofeminist theories, developed from sources in Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox traditions. Through questions about religious anthropocentrism, animal ethics, scriptural interpretation, and roles of science, the course offers an overview of the major questions in Christianity’s changing relationship to its ecological context.