Keeping God's Earth The Global Environment in Biblical Perspective

ISBN-10: 083083883X
ISBN-13: 9780830838837
Edition: 2010
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Description: Diversity of life. Water resources. Global climate change. Cities and global environmental issues. We all know being a Christian involves ethical responsibility. But what exactly are our environmental obligations? This unique volume edited by  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 6/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Diversity of life. Water resources. Global climate change. Cities and global environmental issues. We all know being a Christian involves ethical responsibility. But what exactly are our environmental obligations? This unique volume edited by Wheaton College professors Noah J. Toly and Daniel I. Bock, teams up scientists with biblical scholars to help us discern just that question. What does the Lord require of us? Here you'll read informed essays from Christian teachers in a variety of fields, ranging from New Testament, Old Testament, Christian theology and ethics to geology, biology, atmospheric physics and environmental science. Their biblical insight combined with scientific expertise will provide you with a deeper understanding and clear guidance on the most important environmental issues facing us today.

Daniel I. Block (D.Phil, University of Liverpool) is Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College.

Abbreviations
Introduction
Introduction: Keeping God's Earth
Toward an Evangelical Response to Environmental Challenges
Eschatology and Environmental Ethics
On the Importance of Biblical Theology to Creation Care
Cities and the World
Cities and the Global Environment
A Biblical Theology of the City and the Environment
Human Community in the Created Order
The Diversity of Life
The Diversity of Life
Its Loss and Conservation
To Serve and to Keep
Toward a Biblical Understanding of Humanity's Responsibility in the Face of the Biodiversity Crisis
Water Resources
Water for Life
Global Freshwater Resources
A Biblical Theology of Water
Plenty, Food and Drought in the Created Order
Climate Change
The Changing Global Climate
Evidence, Impacts, Adaptation and Abatement
"The Earth is the Lord's"
Biblical Foundations for Global Ecological Ethics and Mission
Conclusion
Environmental Ethics
Bringing Creation Care Down to Earth
Afterword: When the Gardener Returns
An Ecological Perspective on Adam's Dominion
Recommended Further Reading
Contributors
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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