The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, Creation Care: Audio Lectures includes high quality live-recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as well as relevant material from other sources.

The obvious damage that human beings are inflicting on the created world as well as the growing scientific consensus that humankind is contributing measurably to the potentially devastating effects of global warming have thrust the "environment" to the forefront of political and social issues. Yet most evangelicals, including leaders and pastors, lack the theological basis needed to respond biblically to these issues. Many of the theological assessments currently offered suffer from theological and/or hermeneutical biases that render them unpalatable or inaccessible to evangelicals. Moreover, few of the theological treatments interact capably with scientific data.

Creation Care: Audio Lectures, presented by scholars Douglas and Jonathan Moo, grounds theological reflection on the created world in scriptural exegesis and applies biblical principles to the current situation as described by the consensus of scientific investigators. Lessons trace several key biblical themes through Scripture in an effort to situate the created world within biblical theology. Specific themes that receive attention include:

  • the value and status assigned to non-human creation
  • the relationship of creation to redemption
  • the place of human beings within creation
  • the understanding of and significance assigned to the land in Old Testament law and prophecy
  • the future of the created world envisaged by the New Testament

Creation Care: Audio Lectures offers practical reflections on the biblical mandate that God's people embody God's perspective on the created world; they also consider how the command to love others might affect the way we treat the earth upon which all life depends. Overall, Jonathan and Douglas seek to recapture the joy expressed by the Psalmists in God's good creation while also giving serious attention to threats facing creation.

 

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