The T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Theology and Climate Change entails a wide-ranging conversation between Christian theology and various other discourses on climate change. Given the far-reaching complicity of "North Atlantic Christianity" in anthropogenic climate change, the question is whether it can still collaborate with and contribute to ongoing mitigation and adaptation efforts. The main essays in this volume are written by leading scholars from within North Atlantic Christianity and addressed primarily to readers in the same context; these essays are critically engaged by respondents situated in other geographic regions, minority communities, non-Christian traditions, or non-theological disciplines.
Structured in seven main parts, the handbook explores: 1) the need for collaboration with disciplines outside of Christian theology to address climate change; 2) the need to find common moral ground for such collaboration; 3) the difficulties posed by collaborating with other Christian traditions from within; 4) the questions that emerge from such collaboration for understanding the story of God's work; and 5) God's identity and character; 6) the implications of such collaboration for ecclesial praxis; and 7) concluding reflections examining whether this volume does justice to issues of race, gender, class, other animals, religious diversity, geographical divides and carbon mitigation.
This rich ecumenical, cross-cultural conversation provides a comprehensive and in-depth engagement with the theological and moral challenges raised by anthropogenic climate change.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 728
Weight: 1256 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Christianity is a planetary religion; the climate crisis is a planetary threat. In this essential volume, theologians and scientists work with care and with passion to see how the former might help solve the latter. Since nothing has ever more comprehensively challenged the Gospel commandment to care for the least among us, no analysis could be more necessary than this! * Bill McKibben, Middlebury College, USA *
This book is a remarkable achievement as it sets in motion a creative dialogue among and between Christians around climate change challenges. It does this within a context of acknowledging the role of science, policy, economics, and the arts. There is no book like it and it will remain a leading source of thinking and transformation for Christians for years to come. * Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, USA *
The urgency for everyone to do something to mitigate and help adapt to climate change makes the T&T Handbook on Christian Theology and Climate Change of immense value. I find the handbook to be a very comprehensive and creative conversation on a pilgrimage of justice and peace. Although the main essays are written by multi-discipline scholars and theologians who are predominantly from and for the North Atlantic contexts, the rich responses from other parts of the world bring cultural, racial and gender diversity to the conversation on Christian Theology and climate change. I see this handbook to be of great value to students, teachers and any study group within and beyond North Atlantic contexts who are interested in understanding the role of Christian Theology in mitigating and adapting to climate change. It is thought provoking and requires more responses from the readers. * Isabel Apawo Phiri, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa *