Keeping God's Earth: The Global Environment in Biblical Perspective  -     Edited By: Noah J. Toly, Professor Daniel I. Block Ph.D.
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Diversity of life. Water resources. Global climate change. Cities and global environmental issues. We all know being a Christian involves ethical responsibility. But what exactly are our environmental obligations?

This unique volume edited by Wheaton College professors Noah J. Toly and Daniel I. Bock, brings scientists with biblical scholars side by side to discuss the question and discern the implications of that question. How does God wish us to tend and care for the earth? What are our responsibilities? What are the consequences of failing to do so?

Here you'll read informed essays from Christian teachers in a variety of fields, ranging from New Testament, Old Testament, Theology and Ethics, to geology, biology, atmospheric physics and environmental science. Their biblical insight combined with scientific expertise will provide a clear understanding of the crucial biblical texts, and key scientific concepts while also juxtaposing the two fields in order to produce a well articulated scientific and biblical theology of our moral responsibility to the earth.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 286
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 083083883X
ISBN-13: 9780830838837
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Diversity of life. Water resources. Global climate change. Cities and global environmental issues. We all know being a Christian involves ethical responsibility. But what exactly are our environmental obligations? This unique volume edited by Wheaton College professors Noah J. Toly and Daniel I. Bock, teams up scientists with biblical scholars to help us discern just that question. What does the Lord require of us? Here you'll read informed essays from Christian teachers in a variety of fields, ranging from New Testament, Old Testament, Christian theology and ethics to geology, biology, atmospheric physics and environmental science. Their biblical insight combined with scientific expertise will provide you with a deeper understanding and clear guidance on the most important environmental issues facing us today.

Author Bio

Noah J. Toly (Ph.D., Delaware) teaches environmental politics and is director of urban studies and assistant professor of politics and international relations at Wheaton College in Illinois. Previously he served as policy fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy in the University of Delaware's School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. Dr. Toly is the author of or contributor to numerous publications on energy and environmental policy, and he is the co-editor of . Daniel I. Block (D.Phil., Liverpool) is Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College in Illinois. He contributes regularly to scholarly conventions and journals, and he lectures frequently internationally. Among his numerous publications are major commentaries on Ezekiel and Judges and Ruth; the monograph, , and "All Creatures Great and Small: Recovering a Deuteronomic Theology of Animals," in .

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"The authors have done a credible job of presenting sound science and sound biblical theology side by side. As perhaps was intended by its editors . . . Keeping God's Earth would make a useful introduction for students or other audiences looking for a scholarly but accessibly overview."
"This is an excellent resource for enabling informed reflection on environmental issues from a biblical perspective."
"The book is well produced and, with good documentation, quality footnotes, suggestions for further reading and subject and scripture references, excellent value for money."
"The book fills a space for those looking for an ethical foundation for creation care that takes seriously both the science and the Bible. The book aims to move care for God's creation into the center of American evangelical life. It is a wake-up call to action."
"A serious book for those interested in the issue of climate change. . . A vital read."

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