Every Creature Singing, Canadian Edition:
Creation and Christology: The Ecological Crisis and Eschatological Ethics
In a time of ‘ecological crisis,’ what is the response of the
Christian church? Does the biblical narrative offer an alternative
account of how humanity should live in relation with the Earth?
Or rather, is it the biblical narrative itself which is the cause
of our current ecological predicament?3 Confronted by the
constant stream of pessimism detailing the sheer enormity of
global ecological devastation and the irreparable damage that
will stem from human-induced climate change, is the Church’s
proclamation of the ‘gospel’ simply a case of blind optimism
avoiding reality – an opium designed to numb us from the ‘bad
news’ of a bleak future? To what extent does Christian faith offer
In this essay Andrew Shepherd argues that a Christian account of creation and the ethical implications that stem from such an account are inextricably Christological and eschatological by nature.
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