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Climate Booklists

A booklist (part 1) to help widen your understanding of climate change issues in relation to your faith, and (part 2) to suggest ideas for worship.

With thanks to Margaret Leeming, Manager of St John’s Cornerstone Bookshop, Edinburgh, who helped with this compilation.

 

Booklist – Part 1 (by Title, Author and Publisher)
Transition Movement for Churches: a prophetic imperative for today Timothy Gorringe and Rosie Beckham Canterbury Press, Norwich  2013 Outlines the main principles of Transition, explores how churches can make links to Transition communities – and offers a guide to the visionary and prophetic aspects of Transition.
Christianity and the Renewal of Nature Sebastian Kim and Jonathan Draper (eds) SPCK2011  
Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living Nick Spencer and Robert White SPCK 2007 This book derives from the Ebor Lecture Series and has been developed as a response to the growing need for theology to interact with contemporary public issues. 
Care for Creation –  a Franciscan spirituality of the earth Ilia Delio   St Anthony Messenger Press, Cincinnati, Ohio 2007. (The Franciscan International Study Centre in Canterbury may have this book in their library) Franciscan theology has traditionally seen the earth as our sister and mother.  It offers a delightful and practical contribution to eco-theology for our times.
Creation in Crisis Robert White (ed) SPCK 2009  
Creation – a Biblical Vision of the Environment Margaret Barker T&T Clark 2009  
Towards a Theology of the Environment Paul Haffner Gracewing 2008  
Creation set free: the Spirit as Liberator of Nature Sigurd Bergnann Eerdmans 2005  
Planetwise – Dare to Care for God’s world Dave Bookless Inter-Varsity Press (IVP) 2008 For all of us still making token gestures towards global warming, read this and be inspired! Bookless’s theology is grounded in a life and ministry utterly committed to developing a Christian response to the environmental crisis.
The Sacred Universe – Earth, Spirituality and Religion in the 21st  Century Thomas Berry Columbia University Press New York 2009 Berry wrote that to hear the natural world is to hear the divine.  Our modern alienation from nature and all that flows from that, is just one of many prophetic insights from the essays of this author.
Climate and Christ – a prophetic alternative Edward P Echlin The Columba Press Dublin 2010 Living locally sustainable lives and providing prophetic alternatives to contemporary, individualised economics – a template for parishes to model a lifestyle of quality, earth-care and sharing.
Eco-Theology Celia Deane-Drummond Darton, Longman and Todd 2008 A wide-ranging and scholarly resource covering such diverse fields as the global nature of ecological reflection, the wisdom tradition, eco-feminist theology and how ecology can be integrated into the heart of Christian faith.
Angels with trumpets – the Church in a time of global warming Paula Clifford Darton, Longman and Todd with Christian Aid 2009 A handy-sized paperback which packs a punch! It could be used as a basis for small group discussion on ‘how to move on from re-cycling and light bulbs’ to become a more profoundly prophetic community.

 

Booklist – Part 2 – Resources for Worship
A Heart for Creation – worship, resources and reflections on the environment Chris Polhill Wild Goose Publications 2010
Cherish the Earth – reflections on a living planet Mary Low Wild Goose Publications 2003
Lord of Creation – a resource for creative Celtic spirituality Brendan O’Malley Morehouse Publishing New York 2008
Praying for the Earth – remembering the environment in our public and private prayers of intercession Church of England Newcastle Diocese

downloadable here – Newcastle diocese

 

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