By Professor Mark Harris, Professor of Natural Science and Theology at Edinburgh University
If there is a distinctively Christian perspective on ecological ethics, then we might expect that the Four Gospels would play a foundational role. However, although there is a great deal of theological thinking about our present ecological crisis, little of it engages with the teachings of Jesus. This talk will explore the reasons for this surprising neglect, especially Jesus’ intense interest in the coming kingdom of God, which is both a problem and an opportunity for environmental thought.
Further lectures will follow throughout 2021. This page will be updated with information about those lectures, as they are scheduled, so please do keep an eye on this space!
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