Starting Point for Ecological Theology; a bibliographical Survey

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Alpers, Kenneth. "Starting Point for Ecological Theology; A Bibliographical Survey." New Theology 8. Edited by Martin Marty and Dean Peerman. New York: Macmillan, 1971.

The American Lutheran Church. The Land. Minneapolis: Office of the Church in Society American Lutheran Church, 1982.

Anderson, Bernhard W., ed. Creation in the Old Testament. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984.

Barbour, Ian G., ed. Earth Might Be Fair: Reflections on Ethics, Religion, and Ecology.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1982.

Barney, Gerald. Global 2000 Revisited: What Shall We Do? Millennium Institute.

(call 1-800-537-9359 for copies.)

Berry, Thomas. The Dream of the Earth. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1988.

Berry, Wendell. A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural and Agricultural. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1970.

. What Are People For? Berkeley: North Point, 1991.

Birch, Bruce C. and Larry L. Rasmussen. The Predicament of the Prosperous. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1978.

Birch, Charles and John B. Cobb, Jr. The Liberation of Life: From the Cell to the Community. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Birch, Charles, William Eakin, and Jay B. McDaniel, eds. Liberating Life: Contemporary Approaches to Ecological Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1990.

Bradley, Ian. God Is Green. New York: Image/Doubleday, 1992.

Brown, Lester R. State of the World. Published each year through W.W. Norton & Company.

Brueggemann, Walter. The Land: Place as Gift, Promise and Challenge in Biblical Faith. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1977.

. Using God's Resources Wisely: Isaiah and Urban Possibility. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993.

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Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice. Social Statement adopted by the 1993 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Available in Spanish and English from the ELCA Distribution Service, 426 S. Fifth St., Box 1209, Minneapolis, MN 55440, (800) 328-4648.

Carmody, John. Ecology And Religion: Toward a New Christian Theology of Nature. New York: Paulist Press, 1984.

Cobb, John. Is It Too Late? A Theology of Ecology. Beverly Hills: Bruce Books, 1972.

Cobb, John and Herman Daly. For the Common Good: Redirecting the Community Toward the Environment and a Sustainable Future. Boston: Beacon Press, 1988.

Cooper, Tim. Green Christianity: Caring for the Whole Creation. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1990.

DeGrote, Barbara and David Sorenson. 'Tis a Gift to be Simple: Embracing the Freedom of Living with Less. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1992.

Devall, Bill and George Sessions. Deep Ecology. Salt Lake City: Peregine Smith, 1985.

DeWitt, Calvin B. The Environment and the Christian: What Does the New Testament

Have to Teach? Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1991.

Diamond, Irene and Gloria Orenstein, eds. Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1990.

The Earthworks Group. 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth. Berkeley: Earthworks Press, 1989.

. 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1990.

Elgin, Duane. Voluntary Simplicity: An Ecological Lifestyle that Promotes Personal and Social Renewal. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.

Engel, J. Ronald and Peter W. Bakken. Ecology, Justice and Christian Faith: A Guide to the Literature, 1960-1990 (forthcoming).

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Our Children At Risk: Hope for Our Future Together. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1991.

Fretheim, Terence. "Life in the Wilderness." Dialog (1978):266-272.

. "Nature's Praise of God in the Psalms," Ex Audit 3 (1987): 16-30.

Freudenberger, C. Dean. "The Ecology of Human Existence: Living Within the Natural Order." Religious Education as Social Transformation. Edited by A. Moore, 1989. Pp. 177-200.

. Food for Tomorrow? Philadelphia: Augsburg, 1984.

. Global Dust Bowl: Can We Stop the Destruction of the Land Before It's Too Late? Minneapolis: Augsburg Press, 1990.

Fritsch, Albert, et. al. Eco-Church: An Action Manual. San Jose: Resource Publications, 1992.

Granberg-Michaelson, Wesley. Redeeming the Creation: The Rio Earth Summit - Challenges for the Churches. Geneva: WCC publications, 1992.

. Tending the Garden: Essays on the Gospel and the Earth. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans & Co., 1987.

Gray, Elizabeth Dodson. Green Paradise Lost. Wellesley, Massachusetts: Roundtable Press, 1979.

Green Cross. A quarterly magazine that emphasizes practical action for congregations. Available through Christian Society of the Green Cross (1-800-650-6600).

Gruchow, Paul. Journal of a Prairie Year. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1985.

Hall, Douglas John. Christian Mission: The Stewardship of Life in the Kingdom of Death. New York; Friendship Press, 1984.

. Imaging God: Dominion as Stewardship. New York: Friendship Press, 1986.

. The Steward: A Biblical Symbol Come of Age. New York: Friendship, 1982.

Hessel, Dieter, ed. After Nature's Revolt: Eco-justice and Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991.

. For Creation's Sake: Preaching Ecology and Justice. Philadelphia: Geneva Press, 1985.

Hoffman, Douglas R.,ed. The Energy-Efficient Church. Total Environmental Action, Inc., New York: Pilgrim Press, 1979.

Huber, Wolfgang. "Rights of Nature or Dignity of Nature?" Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 1991. Edited by D.M. Yeager. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1991.

Jantzen, Grace. God's World, God's Body. Westminster, 1984.

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Leopold, Aldo. A Sand County Almanac: With Essays on Conservation from Round River. New York: Ballantine Books, 1966.

Limburg, James. A Good Land. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1981.

Linzey, Andrew and Tom Regan, eds. Animals and Christianity: A Book of Readings. New York: Crossroad, 1988.

Lutz, Charles P., ed. Farming the Lord's Land. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1980.

Merchant, Carolyn. The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution: San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1980.

McDaniel, Jay B. Earth, Sky, Gods and Mortals. Mystic, CT: 23rd Publications, 1990.

. Of God and Pelicans: A Theology of Reverence for Life. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1989.

McDaniel, Jay B. and Charles Pinches, eds. Good News for Animals? Christian Approaches to Animal Well-Being. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1993.

McFague, Sallie. The Body of God: An Ecological Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993.

. Models of God: Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1987.

Meyer, Art and Jocele. Earthkeepers: Environmental Perspectives on Hunger, Poverty, and Injustice. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1991.

Moltmann, J├╝rgen. God in Creation: A New Theology of Creation and the Spirit of God. Translated by Magaret Kohl. London: SCM Press Ltd, 1985.

NACCE Proceedings 1987. "Christian Ecology: Building an Environmental Ethic for the Twenty-First Century." San Francisco: NACCE, 1988.

Nash, James A. Loving Nature: Ecological Integrity and Christian Responsibility. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1991.

Nash, Roderick. American Environmentalism: Readings in Conservation History. 3rd ed. NY: McGraw Hill, 1990.

. The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.

101 Ways to Help Save the Earth with Fifty-two Weeks of Congregational Activities. New York: The Greenhouse Crisis Foundation and Eco-Justice Working Group of the National Council of Churches of Christ, 1990.

Peli-can Project. (Materials for elementary-aged children about environmental stewardship.) Augsburg Fortress Publishers. For more information contact the Commission for Financial Support or Division for Congregational Ministries of the ELCA


Platt, LaVonne, ed. Hope for the Family Farm. Newton, KS: Faith and Life Press, 1987.

Presbyterian Eco-Justice Task Force. Keeping and Healing the Creation. Louisville, KY: Committee on Social Witness Policy, 1989.

Ralston, Holmes III. Environmental Ethics. Philadelphia: Temple University, 1988.

Roberts, Elizabeth, and Elias Amidon, eds. Earth Prayers. San Francisco: Harper, 1991.

Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing. New York: Harper Collins, 1993.

Santmire, H. Paul. Brother Earth: Nature, God and Ecology in Time of Crisis.

Nashville: Nelson, 1970.

. The Travail of Nature: The Ambiguous Ecological Promise of Christian Theology. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1985.

Santmire, H. Paul & Paul Lutz. Ecological Renewal. Philadephia: Fortress 1972.

Sittler, Joseph. Essays on Nature and Grace. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1972.

Swimme, Brian. The Universe is a Green Dragon. Bear & Company, 1984.

Taylor, Paul W. Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986.

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre. Hymn of the Universe. Trans. Simon Bartholomew. New York: Harper & Row, 1974.

Westermann, Claus. Blessing: In the Bible and the Life of the Church. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1977.

Wilson, Edward O. The Diversity of Life. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992.

At One With Creation. Produced by the Congregational Ministries Division of the Presbyterian Church (1993). Available from the Distribution Management Centre of the Presbyterian Church (1-800-524-2612).
For Our Children. A video and study guide produced by the United Methodists. Available from MCC, Akron, PA 17501.
The Greening of Faith (two Programs). Available from Earth Ministry, 1305 NE 47th St, Seattle, WA 98105 Ph: (206)632-2426.
Race to Save the Planet. Ten 60-minute programs on environmental problems and ways to address them. Produced by WGBH in Boston (1990). (Shown on PBS.) Distributed by Intellimation (Santa Barbara).

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