An urgent, far-reaching Christian theological reconsideration of the relationship between God, creation, nature, and human beings. Trees van Montfoort demonstrates that Ecological Theology is not a sub-discipline of Theology but a rediscovery of Theology, focused not only on God and people, but all of creation. Drawing on the perspectives of eco-theologians from around the world, this is a ground-breaking book that redefines the scope of Theology for a world in urgent need of answers.
In five chapters, van Montfoort discusses Theology and Sustainability, The different worldview of the Bible, Issues in Eco-theology, Insights from Eco-feminist Theology worldwide, and the lessons of Christology and Anthropology.
The ecological crisis demands new ways of thinking, doing, and believing. Green Theology is an indispensable book for anyone who wants to connect sustainability and faith, theology and ecology.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Trees van Montfoort is a Dutch independent theological researcher, journalist and church pastor. She has worked for several national radio broadcasting companies, and has published, edited and written a number of books and articles on various theological topics – in recent years with emphasis on Eco-theology.
PRAISE for Green Theology: Upon release in 2019, Green Theology won the award of ‘Best Theological Book of the Year’ in the Netherlands. The jury called it ‘a hyper-urgent and necessary book’ that ‘challenges a far-reaching Christian theological reflection on the relationship between God, creation, nature and man.’ ‘This book’, the judges continued, ‘engages with a timely revelation dawning for many, that ecology really concerns theology, that “who God is” has something to do with “how this world works.” [The author] does this in a way that shows that theology matters in the public debate. Green Theology shows that theology has to do with everything and not just with ethics.’