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The Bible and the Environment


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Preface Part I: Reading the Bible in Light of the 'Ecologic Crisis': Approaches to Interpretation 1. The 'ecologic crisis' and the challenge to the Christian tradition 2. Approaches to reading the biblical tradition in relation to environmental issues Part II: A Survey of Selected Biblical Texts and Their Varied Interpretation 3. Human dominion over creation? 4. The 'fall' and the flood: a covenant with all the earth 5. Creation's praise and humanity de-centred 6. Jesus and the earth: the Gospels and ecology 7. Paul and the redemption of the cosmos 8. Future visions of creation at peace 9. Apocalyptic visions of cosmic catastrophe Part III: Dealing with an Ambivalent Legacy: Proposals for an Ecological Hermeneutic 10. Towards an ecological hermeneutic: biblical texts and doctrinal lenses 11. A critical ecological biblical theology and ethics

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David G. Horrell is Professor of New Testament Studies and Director of the Centre for Biblical Studies in the Department of Theology, University of Exeter, UK. He is the author and editor of many books and articles, including Social-Scientific Approaches to New Testament Interpretation (1999), Solidarity and Difference: A Contemporary Reading of Paul's Ethics (2005), An Introduction to the Study of Paul (2nd edn, 2006) and 1 Peter (2008).

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