November 5, 2012 7:30 PM
Reading the Bible as an Ecological Act
Is the Bible anti-environmental? Does it mandate ruthless exploitation of the natural world? From the way some Christians talk and behave, you might think so. From the way some environmentalists criticize the Bible and Christianity, you might think so. In this lecture, Professor Richard Bauckham argues the opposite: that the Bible envisions the world as an interdependent community of God's creatures and puts us in our place within that community. It values the integrity and biodiversity of creation and puts them in our care.
Co-Sponsored by Virginia Theological Seminary, and Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia.
About Richard Bauckham
Dr. Richard Bauckham was until recently professor of New Testament Studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor in the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and is now professor emeritus at St. Andrews. A biblical scholar, prolific author, and theologian, Bauckham’s work ranges over many areas. Recently he has focused on an exploration of the Bible and contemporary issues, including biblical and theological approaches to environmental issues.
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