Ecological Ethics and Biblical Studies

The Ecological Ethics and Biblical Studies research group will provide a forum for dialogue about the ethical insights that our Christian communities can find in the Bible to transform character and practice within the ecosystems in which we live. The group will offer an opportunity for extended discussions between scholars and practitioners on ecological ethics from a biblical studies perspective. Each year will be centered on a different ethical dimension (hope, justice, and wisdom) that will bring focus to the discussion. All are invited to attend and take part in the discussion. For further information, please contact Alexander W. Breitkopf ( and Alexander C. Stewart (


3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Room: Fairfield (Third Level) - Boston Marriott Copley Place (MCP)

Alexander Coe Stewart, McMaster Divinity College, Presiding

Alexander W. Breitkopf, McMaster Divinity College, Introduction (5 min)

J. Richard Middleton, Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College
Far as the Curse Is Found: The Healing of the Human-Earth Relationship in the Eschaton (30 min)

Sylvia C. Keesmaat, Russet House Farm/Wycliffe College, Respondent (15 min)

Barbara R. Rossing, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Respondent (15 min)

Jonathan Moo, Whitworth University, Respondent (15 min)

Discussion (40 min)