Historical And Environmental Aspects Of Theology

1796 Words Mar 30th, 2016 8 Pages
Ecological theology focuses on the scientific and environmental aspects of theology. It tries to determine the proper relationship between nature and humans from a religious perspective. Throughout history, Christians have turned to the Bible for advice on almost every aspect of life, but only a select few have been asking questions about caring for the environment. The recent environmental crisis has caused an increase in interest for this type of theology over the past fifty years. Certain passages from the Bible calls Christians to love and care for each other and ultimately for the environment. Advocators for “creation care” have found verses in the Bible that suggest that God calls us to protect the Earth and serve as temporary stewards. Ecological theology seeks to find the answers to how Christians can remain true to God’s will in a time of environmental destruction and what exactly is the Christian ecological responsibility. Throughout the old testament and the new testament there are a multitude of verses that relate directly to the role God calls christians to play regarding the environment. Some of the verses can be interpreted differently and the variety can lead to confusion about Gods true will. However, If Christians choose to look closely at the Bible they can find very specific sources that support the need to care for God’s creation. Leviticus 25:23 states “The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as…
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