Tackles the urgent issues arising from climate change and explores how hidden resources in our religious traditions can guide our responses. Various chapters in the book draw from the Scriptures startling and fresh insights on how both Hebrew and Christian writers see God at work in the entire Creation, loving it and holding it in being. Other chapters recover patristic and later theological thinking on how deeply connected we humans are with matter itself, along with all living things, and hence our responsibility to reverence the entire Creation as a part of God’s handiwork.
Anne Elvey holds adjunct appointments in the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University, and Trinity College Theological School, and is an honorary research associate with MCD University of Divinity. Her most recent book is The Matter of the Text: Material Engagements between Luke and the Five Senses. She is editor of Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review.
David Gormley-O’Brien is McMullin Lecturer in Theology at Trinity College Theological School and teaches early church history at the United Faculty of Theology, MCD University of Divinity. He graduated with a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Oxford in 2005 and writes on early Christian intellectual traditions and modern topics of work and self-sufficiency. He is a member of the editorial panel of Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review.