Resources: Theology

Response to GWPF briefing on papal encyclical

Posted in: Theology
Resource type: Papers and briefings

“Well-meaning but somewhat naïve”? Bishop David Atkinson has provided a detailed critique of the GWPF (Global Warming Policy Foundation) briefing paper: The Papal Encyclical – a critical Christian response by Bernard Donoughue and Peter Forster. (First published on the John Ray Initiative website and reproduced here with their permission).

Download Bishop David’s briefing paper.

Sustainable faith: A green gospel for the age of climate change

Posted in: Theology
Resource type: Bible studies and reflections, Further reading

Sustainable FaithA short book written by Nicky Bull (Chair of Operation Noah) and Mark McAllister with a foreword by Revd Steve Chalke. Bible-based, this book demonstrates that an important element of 21st-century Christian faith is about engaging with the big challenges of climate change and sustainable living.

This is available to order for £4.25 here (make sure the country code on the top tab is set to UK).

 

Your Gospel is Too Small

Posted in: Communicating climate change, Theology
Resource type: Talks, lectures and sermons

A recording of a talk given by Bishop Richard Cheetham (Bishop of Kingston) at the Operation Noah workshop ‘Spirit in action for the climate’ in March 2015.

Your Gospel is Too Small (scroll down page for recording).

Climate Change and the Gospel

Posted in: Theology
Resource type: Papers and briefings

Why are we in the Christian church so slow in responding to the most important moral issue of our generation: climate change? Bishop David Atkinson’s paper explores the Christian gospel and why we in the churches need to treat climate change more urgently.

Download the paper Climate Change and the Gospel.

Theology and climate change: further reading

Posted in: Theology
Resource type: Further reading

If you would like to find out more about climate change from a theological perspective, we recommend the following websites and books.

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‘Climate change and the purposes of God’ theology resources

Posted in: Climate change and the purposes of God, Theology
Resource type: Further reading

We have compiled some theological resources and background papers to support ‘Climate change and the purposes of God’. We hope they will be of use to preachers and teachers in churches, to lecturers and students in theological colleges, and to RE teachers in church schools.

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