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Biblical Foundations

God and World in the Old Testament: A Relational Theology of Creation by Terence Fretheim (Nashville: Abingdon, 2005)

The Yahwist’s Landscape: Nature and Religion in Early Israel by Ted Hiebert (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009)

Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible by Ellen Davis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

Creator and Creation: Nature in the Worldview of Ancient Israel by Ronald Simkins (Peabody: Hendrickson, 1994)

Link here for “Who Will Speak for the Sparrow? Reading the New Testament in an Ecological Age” article by David Rhoads

Consult the “Earth Bible” pages on the Web of Creation (www.webofcreation.org) for a comprehensive bibliography.


Evocations of Grace: Writings on Ecology, Theology, and Ethic by Joseph Sittler (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000).

The Travail of Nature by Paul Santmire (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1985)

Nature Reborn: The Ecological and Cosmological Promise of Christian Theology by Paul Santmire (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2009)

A New Climate for Theology by Sallie McFague

Ecology and Liberation: A New Paradigm by Leonardo Boff (Maryknoll: Orbis1995)

The Greening of Theology: The Ecological Models of Rosemary Radford Reuther, Joseph Sittler, and Jurgen Moltmann by Steven Bouma-Prediger (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995)

Finding God in the Singing River by Mark Wallace (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005)


Climate Justice: Ethics, Energy, and Public Policy by James Martin-Schramm (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2010)

Earth Community Earth Ethics by Larry Rasmussen (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1996)

Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology by Willis Jenkens (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)