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Because the Bible describes the second person of the Trinity as the key agent in creation, redemption, and the restoration of all things, it is imperative that Christians seeking conformity to the image of Christ root their understanding of, and motivation for, creation care in a theology and ethic that seeks to maximize the worship of Christ throughout all creation.
Discussions related to creation care and environmental ethics have become both politically charged and highly controversial. Unfortunately, while a growing number of Christian books address various aspects of creation care that either support or deny the reality of global warming or perhaps advocate various policies and practices, there is very little work available seeking to focus on, clarify, and establish the biblical and theological foundations upon which Christians ought to care for God’s world.
Even more specifically, there seems to be almost a complete dearth of accessible works in theology or ethics that offers a Christology of creation care.
On the program today I will speak with Mark Liederback and Seth Bible - authors of the book, "True North - Christ the Gospel and Creation Care"
Mark Liederbach is associate professor of Christian Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He holds a PhD from the University of Virginia.