Uses of the Bible in environmental ethics


Major publications:

David G. Horrell, Cherryl Hunt, Christopher Southgate, and Francesca Stavrakopoulou (eds), Ecological Hermeneutics: Biblical, Historical, and Theological Perspectives (London & New York: T&T Clark, 2010). (A collection of seminar and other invited papers produced during the life of the project).

David Horrell, Cherryl Hunt, and Christopher Southgate, Greening Paul: Rereading the Apostle in an Age of Ecological Crisis (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2010).

David Horrell, The Bible and the Environment: Towards a Critical, Ecological Biblical Theology (Biblical Challenges: London & New York: Equinox, 2010/Durham: Acumen, 2013).

Other publications:

  1. David G. Horrell, ‘A New Perspective on Paul? Rereading Paul in an Age of Ecological Crisis’, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 33 (2010) 3-30.
  2. David G. Horrell, ‘The Green Bible: A Timely Idea Deeply Flawed’, Expository Times 121 (2010) 180-186.
  3. A themed issue of Theology 112 (May-June 2009), edited by David Horrell, containing the following articles:David G. Horrell, ‘The Ecological Challenge to Biblical Studies’, Theology 112 (May/June 2009) 163-171.Jonathan Morgan, ‘Transgressing, Puking, Covenanting: The Character of Land in Leviticus Theology 112 (May/June 2009) 172-180. Dominic Coad, ‘Creation’s Praise of God: A Proposal for a Theology of the Non-Human Creation Theology 112 (May/June 2009) 181-189.Cherryl Hunt, ‘Beyond anthropocentrism: towards a re-reading of Pauline ethics’ Theology 112 (May/June 2009) 190-198. Ernst M. Conradie, ‘Interpreting the Bible amidst ecological degradation’, Theology 112 (May/June 2009) 199-207.
  4. Christopher Southgate, The Groaning of Creation: God, Evolution and the Problem of Evil, Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2008.
  5. Christopher Southgate 'Creation as “very good” and groaning in travail: an exploration in evolutionary theodicy', in The Evolution of Evil, ed Gaymon Bennett, Martinez J. Hewlett, Ted Peters and Robert John Russell, Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2008, pp. 53-85.
  6. Christopher Southgate, ‘The Creatures’ Yes and No to their creator: a proposal in evolutionary theology, kenotic trinitarianism, and environmental ethics’ in Creation’s Diversity: Voices from Theology and Science, Issues in Science and Theology 5, ed. Willem B. Drees, Hubert Meisinger and Taede A. Smedes, (London and New York: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2008), pp. 58-77.
  7. David G. Horrell, Cherryl Hunt, Christopher Southgate, ‘Appeals to the Bible in Ecotheology and Environmental Ethics: A Typology of Hermeneutical Stances’, Studies in Christian Ethics 21.2 (2008) 219-238.
  8. Cherryl Hunt, David G. Horrell, Christopher Southgate, ‘An Environmental Mantra? Ecological Interest in Romans 8.19-23 and a Modest Proposal for its Narrative Interpretation’, Journal of Theological Studies 59 (2008) 546-579.
  9. Christopher Southgate, Cherryl Hunt and David G. Horrell, ‘Ascesis and Assisted Migration: Responses to the Effects of Climate Change on Animal Species’, European Journal of Science and Theology 4.2 (June 2008) 99-111.
  10. Christopher Southgate, ‘The new days of Noah?: Assisted Migration as an Ethical Imperative in an Era of Climate Change’, in Celia Deane-Drummond and David Clough (eds), Creaturely Theology, London: SCM, 2009, **.
  11. David G. Horrell, ‘Biblical Vegetarianism? A Critical and Constructive Assessment’, in Rachel Muers and David Grumett (eds), Eating and Believing: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology, New York & London: T&T Clark, 44-59.
  12. David G. Horrell, ‘Bible’, in J. Baird Callicott and Robert Frodeman (eds), Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, Farmington Hills, MI: Gale/Macmillan Reference, 2008, 93-97.
  13. David G. Horrell, ‘Ecological Criticism’, in Paula Gooder (ed.), Searching for Meaning: A Practical Guide to New Testament Interpretation, Louisville, KY & London: Westminster John Knox/SPCK, 2008, 192-94.
  14. David G. Horrell, ‘Ecojustice in the Bible? Pauline Contributions to an Ecological Theology’, in Matthew J M Coomber (ed.), The Bible and Justice, London: Equinox, forthcoming.
  15. David G. Horrell and Dominic Coad, ‘“The Stones Would Cry Out” (Luke 19.40): A Lukan Contribution to a Hermeneutics of Creation’s Praise’, Scottish Journal of Theology, forthcoming.

Conference papers presented:

David Horrell, ‘The Bible and the Environment: Project Report and Overview’, Bible and Society Group, Oxford, March 2007.

David Horrell, ‘“Be what you are”’, “already but not yet”: Eschatology and ethics in Paul, and their interpretation in modern environmental ethics’, DFG-Rundgespräch, ‘Begrüngungszusammenhänge Neutestamentlicher Ethik’, Bad Münster am Stein, 17-19 Sept 2007

Cherryl Hunt, David Horrell, and Christopher Southgate, ‘An environmental mantra? Ecological interest in Romans 8.19-23 and a modest proposal for its narrative interpretation’, Paul Seminar, British New Testament Conference, Exeter, 6-8 Sept, 2007.

Dominic Coad, ‘Creation’s Praise of God: Towards a Dogmatic Basis for Theological Environmental Ethics’, presented at the Society for the Study of Theology, Annual Conference, April 2008.

David Horrell, ‘Ecojustice in the Bible? Pauline Contributions to an Ecological Theology’, Bible and Justice Conference, Sheffield, 29 May – 1 June 2008.

Christopher Southgate and Cherryl Hunt, ‘Arks and Abstinence: should we plan to move species in response to climate change?’, International Conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics’, Orthodox Academy of Crete, Chania, Greece, June 2-6, 2008

Cherryl Hunt, ‘Beyond Anthropocentrism: towards an Ecologically-Informed Re-reading of Pauline Ethics’, Ecological Hermeneutics Section, SBL Annual Conference, Boston, Nov 2008.

Cherryl Hunt, ‘Reconciliation of the Cosmos? Re-reading Paul in a time of Ecological Crisis’, Hermeneutics Seminar, British New Testament Conference, University of Aberdeen, Sept 4-6, 2009.

Christopher Southgate, ‘The impact of Darwinism on Christian theology’, address to Copenhagen University Society for Science and Religion, June 2009

Christopher Southgate, ‘Creation as very good and groaning in travail - adventures in evolutionary theodicy’, Keynote to Laidlaw-Carey Graduate School Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, June 2009

Christopher Southgate, ‘A Christian’s Response to Darwin’, Keynote to the International Society for Science and Religion, Cambridge, July 2009

Christopher Southgate, "Clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low and horridly cruel": Darwinian nature and its challenge to theodicy, keynote to ‘After Darwin’ Conference of the Australasian Theological Forum, Melbourne University, July 2009 (by satellite)

Christopher Southgate, ‘Futility and Glory: Trinitarian reflections on evolutionary suffering’, Keynote to the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius Annual Conference, London Colney, August 2009