When ecotheology meets paleoclimatology: Engaging theology with the deep history of life on earth

Bethany Sollereder*

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In Steven Bouma-Prediger’s recent book, Earthkeeping and Character, he sets out a vision for how a Christian ecological virtue ethic can shape our relationship with the rest of life on Earth. Amongst the necessary virtues, he names the importance of ecological humility. As Anne Marie Dalton and Henry C. Simmons note, “most ecotheologians begin their work with a litany of ecological woes or at least with a reference to someone else’s litany”. The northern hemisphere lacked any permanent ice cover, though snow covered the northernmost reaches of the continents during the winter… These were worlds where land mammals thrived, diversified, and spread across the continents. The loss of biodiversity and the destruction of habitat associated with a 4°C drop in temperature would be dramatic. The place of humans in theological anthropology debates is strongly contested.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGod and the Book of Nature
Subtitle of host publicationExperiments in Theology of Science
EditorsMark Harris
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages174-190
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781003809968
ISBN (Print)9781032456850
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Science and Religion Series
PublisherRoutledge

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