Reading Lists on Creation Care and Public Theology

Here in the following are two lists of major titles on 1) creation care, and 2) theology of creation and public sphere, known to me as of 2021.05 (by no mean exhaustive)

  1. Titles focusing mainly on creation care / Christian responses to environmental crises.
  2. Titles on theology of Creation and public theology (some with creation care related coverage and/or discussions from Christian perspectives)

Titles focusing mainly on Creation Care / Christian Responses to Environmental Crises:

–. A Christian Approach to the Environment. UK: The John Ray Initiative, 2005. (ISBN 0-9550878-0-5)

–. The Green Bible – NRSV. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers. 2008 (ISBN 978-0-06-195112-1)

Bahnson, Fred, Norman Wirzba. Making Peace with the Land: God’s Call to Reconcile with Creation. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 2012. (ISBN 978-0-8308-3457-0)

Bauckham, Richard. The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation. Waco TX: Baylor University Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-1-60258-310-8) [中譯:《聖經生態學:重探人與萬物的關係》 包衡(Richard Bauckham)/著;柯美玲/譯-新北市:校園書房,2020.06]

Bell, Colin, and Robert S. White, eds. Creation Care and the Gospel: Reconsidering the Mission of the Church. Peabody MA: Hendrickson Publishing, 2016. (ISBN 978-1-61970-725-2)

Bergmann, Sigurd. Creation Set Free: The Spirit as Liberator of Nature. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2005. (ISBN 978-0-8028-2224-6)

Berry, Robert J. ed. The Care of Creation: Focusing Concern and Action. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 2000. (ISBN 0-8308-1556-2) [中譯《關顧受造世界:基督教對環境的關懷與行動》,羅伯特貝瑞/主編,黃懿翎/譯,新北市:聖經資源中心出版,2015年5月。]

Bliss, Lowell. Environmental Missions. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2013. (978-0878085385)

–. People, Tree, and Poverty: A Snapshot of Environmental Mission. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2018.

Bookless, Dave. PlanetWise: Dare to Care for God’s World. Nottingham, UK: Inter-Varsity Press, 2008. (ISBN 978-1-84474-251-6) [中譯《耶穌的環保學:活出聖經中神、人、土地的美好關係》,布克雷/著,趙汝圖/譯,新北市:校園書房出版社,2015年7月。]

Bouma-Prediger, Steven, The Greening of Theology: The Ecological Models of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Joseph Sittle, and Jürgen Moltmann. Atlanta. GA: Scholars Press, 1995. (ISBN 0-7885-0164-X)

. For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care. Grand Rapid: Baker Academic, 2001. (ISBN 0-8010-2298-3. The 2nd edition is available in April 2010, 978-0-8010-3695-8)

–. Earthkeeping and Character: Exploring a Christian Ecological Virtue Ethic. Grand Rapid MI: Baker Academic, 2020. (ISBN 978-0-8010-9884-0)

Brown, Edward. Our Father’s World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation. South Hadley, MA: Doorlelight Publications, 2006. (ISBN 0-9778372-2-X)

Christie, Douglas E. The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. (ISBN 978-0-19-981232-5)

DeWitt, Calvin. Earthwise: A Guide to Hopeful Creation Care. Faith Alive Christian Resources; 3rd ed. edition. 2011. (ISBN 978-1592556724)

Grey, Mary C. Sacred Longings: The Ecological Spirit and Global Culture. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004. (ISBN 0-8006-3647-3)

Hamilton-Poore, Sam. Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation. Nashville, TN: Upper Room Book: 2008. (ISBN 978-0-8358-9943-7)

Harris, Peter. Under the Bright Wings. London UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1993; Vancouver BC: Regent College Publishing, 2000. (ISBN 0-88865-697-1 Canada; 1-57383-188-3 US)

–. Kingfisher’s Fire: A Story of Hope for God’s Earth. Oxford, UK: Monarch Books, 2008. (ISBN 978-1-85424-848-0)

Hayhoe, Katharine, & Andrew Farley. A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-based Decisions. New York: Faith Words, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-446-54956-1)

Hayhoe, Katharine. Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. One Signal Publishers / Atria Books, 2021. (ISBN 978-1-9821-4383-1)

Hoggard Creegan, Nicola., and Andrew Shepherd. eds. Creation and Hope: Reflections on Ecological Anticipation and Action from Aotearoa New Zealand. Eugene OR: Pickwick Publishing, 2018. (ISBN 978-1-5326-0973-2)

Horrell, David G., Cherryl Hunt, and Christopher Southgate. Greening Paul: Reading the Apostle in a Time of Ecological Crisis. Waco TX: Baylor University Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-1-60258-290-3)

Horrell, David G., Cherryl Hunt, Christopher Southgate, and Francesca Stavrakopoulou, eds. Ecological Hermeneutics: Biblical, Historical and Theological Perspectives. New York: T&T Clark International, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-567-03304-8)

Kelsey, Elin. Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think Is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis. Greystone Books, 2020.

Kostamo, Leah. Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling, and Community. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013. (ISBN 978-1-62032-708-1)

Lowe, Ben. Green Revolution: Coming Together to Care for Creation. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-8308-3624-6)

Malcolm, Hannah., ed. Words for a Dying World: Stories of Grief and Courage from the Global Church. London UK: SCM Press, 2020. (ISBN 978-0-334-05986-8)

Marlow, Hilary. The Earth is the Lord’s: A Biblical Response to Environmental Issues. Cambridge, UK: Grove Books, 2008. (ISBN 978-1-85174-705-4)

McFague, Sallie. Life Abundant: Rethinking Theology and Economy for a Planet in Peril. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001. (ISBN 0-8006-3269-9)

McGrath, Alister. The Reenchantment of Nature: The Denial of Religion and the Ecological Crisis. New York: Doubleday, 2002. (ISBN 0-385-50059-9)

McMinn, Lisa Graham and Megan Anna Meff. Walking Gently on the Earth: Making Faithful Choices About Food, Energy, Shelter and More. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-8308-3299-6)

Merritt, Jonathan. Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet. New York, NY: Faith Words, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-446-55725-2)

Moltmann, Jürgen. Sun of Righteousness, Arise!: God’s Future for Humanity and the Earth. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-8006-9658-0)

Moo, Douglas J., and Jonathan A. Moo. Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World. Grand Rapid, MI: Zondervan, 2018. (ISBN 978-0-310-29374-3)

Moo, Jonathan A., and Robert S. White. Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014. (ISBN 978-0-8308-4052-6)

Myers, Ched. ed. Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2016.

Northcott, Michael S. The Environment & Christian Ethics. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996. (ISBN 0-521-57631-8)

Ong, Melissa, and Prarthini M. Selveindran. God’s Gardeners: Creation Care Stories from Singapore and Malaysia. Singapore: Graceworks, 2020. (978-981-14-3662-8)

Powell, Samuel M. Participating in God: Creation and Trinity. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003. (ISBN 0-8006-3602-3)

Primavesi, Anne. Making God Laugh: Human Arrogance and Ecological Humility. Santa Rosa, CA: Polebridge Press, 2004. (ISBN 0-944344-69-0)

Robinson, Tri, and Jason Chatraw. Saving God’s Green Earth: Rediscovering the Church’s Responsibility to Environmental Stewardship. Norcross, GA: Ampelon Publishing, 2006. (ISBN 0-9748825-8-5)

Simkins, Ronald A. Creator & Creation: Nature in the Worldview of Ancient Israel. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994. (ISBN 1-56563-042-4)

Sleeth, J. Matthew. Serve God Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007. (ISBN 978-0-310-27534-3)

–. The Gospel According to the Earth: Why the Good Book is a Green Book. HarperOne, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-06-173053-5)

Sluka, Robert D. Hope for the Ocean: Marine Conservation, Poverty Alleviation and Blessing the Nations. Cambridge UK: Grove Books, 2012. (ISBN 978-1-85174-852-9)

Spencer, Nick, & Robert White. Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living. London, UK: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2007. (ISBN 978-0-281-05833-4)

Snyder, Howard A. Salvation Means Creation Healed: The Ecology of Sin and Grace: Overcoming the Divorce between Earth and Heaven. Wipf & Stock Publishing, 2011. (ISBN 978-1-608998883)

Tillett, Sarah, ed. Caring for Creation: Biblical and Theological Perspectives. Oxford, UK: The Bible Reading Fellowship, 2005. (ISBN 1-84101-439-7)

Toly, Noah J., & Daniel I. Block, eds. Keeping God’s Earth: The Global Environment in Biblical Perspective. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-8308-3883-7)

Valerio, Ruth. L is for Lifestyle: Christian living that doesn’t cost the earth. UK: Inter-Varsity Press, 2008. (ISBN 978-1844747535)

–. Saying YES to Life: The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2020. London UK: SPCK, 2020. (ISBN 978-0-281-08377-0)

Van Dyke, Fred, David C. Mahan, Joseph K. Sheldon, and Raymond H. Brand. Redeeming Creation: The Biblical Basis for Environmental Stewardship. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1996. (ISBN 0-8308-1872-3)

Van Dyke, Fred. Between Heaven and Earth: Christian Perspectives on Environmental Protection. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishing, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-313-37536-1)

Wallace, Mark I. Fragments of the Spirit: Nature, Violence, and the Renewal of Creation. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2002. (ISBN 1-56338-382-9)

White, Robert S. ed. Creation in Crisis: Christian Perspectives on Sustainability. London: SPCK, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-281-06190-7)

Wilkinson, Loren, ed. Earthkeeping in the 90s: Stewardship of Creation. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1980, Revised Edition, 1991.

Wilkinson, Loren & Mary Ruth. Caring for Creation in Your Own Backyard. Vancouver BC: Regent College Publishing, 1992. (ISBN 1-57383-057-7)

Wirzba, Norman. The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. (ISBN 0-19-515716-8)

–. From Nature to Creation: A Christian Vision for Understanding and Loving Our World. Grand Rapid MI: Baker Academic, 2015. (ISBN 978-0-8010-9593-1)

Woodley, Randy S. Shalom and the Community of Creation. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing, 2012. (ISBN 978-0-8028-6678-3)

起初-關愛受造世界》,Bereshith/主編,香港:德慧文化圖書,2018 (ISBN 978-988-77550-7-4)

Titles on Theology of Creation and Public Theology

(Some with creation care related coverage and/or discussions from Christian perspectives)

Alkire, Sabina, and Edmund Newell. What Can One Person Do?: Faith to Heal a Broken World. New York: Church Publishing, 2005. (ISBN 0-89869-498-1)

Bartholomew, Craig G. Where Mortals Dwell: A Christian View of Place for Today. Grand Rapids MI: Baker Academic, 2011. (ISBN 978-0-8010-3637-8)

Beale, G.K., and Mitchell Kim. God Dwells Among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the Earth. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014. (ISBN 978-0-8308-4414-2)

Berry, Wendell. Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community. New York: Pantheon Books, 1993. (ISBN 0-679-75651-5)

–. The Way of Ignorance. Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2005. (ISBN 978-1-59376-119-6)

Bookless, Dave. God Doesn’t Do Waste: Redeeming the Whole of Life. Nottingham, UK: Inter-Varsity Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-1-84474-473-2)

Bouma-Prediger, Steven, and Brian J. Walsh. Beyond Homelessness: Christian Faith in a Culture of Displacement. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2008. (ISBN 978-0-8028-4692-1)

Brueggemann, Walter. The Land: Place as Gift, Promise, and Challenge in Biblical Faith. Minneapolis MN: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2002. [中譯:《土地神學:從聖經信仰看土地的賞賜﹑應許和挑戰》,布魯格曼/著,戚時逝等/譯, 新北市:校園書房 2016 (ISBN 978-986-198-514-5)]

–. Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now. Louisville KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014. [中譯:《安息有時:重尋安息真義﹑抗衡當代文化》布魯格曼/著,黎智生/譯,香港:基督教文藝出版社 2017 (978-962-294-289-9)]

Collins, C. John. Reading Genesis Well: Navigating History, Poetry, Science, and Truth in Genesis 1-11. Grand Rapid MI: Zondervan, 2018. (ISBN 978-0-310-59857-2)

Colugh, David L. On Animals, Vol. 1 Systematic Theology. London UK: T&T Clark, 2019. (ISBN 978-0-567-63286-9)

–. On Animals, Vol. 2 Theological Ethics. London UK: T&T Clark, 2019. (ISBN 978-0-567-68952-8)

Colwell, Matthew. Sabbath Economics: Household Practices. Washington, D.C.: The Church of the Saviour, 2007. (

Ellul, Jacques. The Technological Society. New York: Vintage Books, 1968. (ISBN 0-394703901) Originally published in French as La Technique ou l’enjeu du siècle by Librairie Armand Colin, 1954.

–. The Meaning of the City. Eugene OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2011. (ISBN 978-1-60608-973-6) Originally published by Les Éditions de la Table Ronde, 1970, 2003.

Goudzwaard, Bob, Mark Vander Vennen and David Van Heemst. Hope in the Troubled Times: A New Vision for Confronting Global Crises. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007. (ISBN 978-0-8010-3248-6)

Gunton, Colin E. Christ and Creation: The Didsbury Lectures 1990. Paternoster, 1992; Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2005. (ISBN 1-59752-247-3)

–. The Triune Creator: A Historical and Systematic Study. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1998. (ISBN 0-8028-4575-4)

Gutenson, Charles E. Christians and the Common Good: How Faith Intersects with Public Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2011. (ISBN 978-1-58743-287-3)

Jardine, Murray. The Making and Unmaking of Technological Society: How Christianity Can Save Modernity from Itself. Grand Rapids MI: BrazosPress, 2004. (ISBN 1-58743-070-3)

McLaren, Brian D. Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing, 2007. (ISBN 978-0-7852-8936-4)

Middleton, J. Richard. A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014. (ISBN 978-0-8010-4868-5)

Moltmann, Jürgen. God in Creation: A New Theology of Creation and the Spirit of God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993. (ISBN 0-8006-2823-3)

Myer, Chad. The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics. Washington, D.C.: The Church of the Saviour, 2001. (

Peskett, Howard, and Vinoth Ramachandra. The Message of Mission. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 2003. (ISBN 0-8308-2407-3)

Polkinghorne, John, ed. The Work of Love: Creation as Kenosis. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2001. (ISBN 0-8028-4885-0)

Schaeffer, Francis A. How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture. Wheaton IL: Crossway Books, 2005. (50th L’Abri Anniversary Edition, ISBN 978-1-58134-536-0) Originally published by Fleming H. Revell, 1979.

Smith, James K.A. Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation. Cultural Liturgies Volume 1. Grand Rapid MI: Baker Academic, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-8010-3577-7)

–. Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works. Grand Rapid MI: Baker Academic, 2013. (ISBN 978-0-8010-3578-4)

–. Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology. Grand Rapid MI: Baker Academic, 2017. (ISBN 978-0-8010-3579-1) Smith, James K.A. and Michael L. Gulker. eds. All Things Hold Together in Christ: A Conversation on Faith, Science, and Virtue. Grand Rapid MI: Baker Academic, 2018. (ISBN 978-0-8010-9898-7)

Stassen, Glen H. and David P. Gushee. Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 2003. (ISBN 0-8308-2668-8)

Stott, John. Issues Facing Christians Today, 4th Edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006. (ISBN 978-0-310-25269-6)

–. The Radical Disciple: Some Neglected Aspects of Our Calling. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-8308-3847-9) [中譯《世界在等待的門徒》斯托得/著,黃淑惠/譯, 新北市:校園書房出版社,2015年]

Torrance, Andrew B., and Thomas H. McCall. eds. Knowing Creation: Perspectives from Theology, Philosophy, and Science. Grand Rapid MI: Zondervan, 2018. (ISBN 978-0-310-53613-0)

–. Christ and the Created Order: Perspectives from Theology, Philosophy, and Science. Grand Rapid MI: Zondervan, 2018. (ISBN 978-0-310-53608-6)

Valerio, Ruth. Just Living: Faith and Community in an Age of Consumerism. London UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 2016. (ISBN 978-1-473-61335-5)

Volf, Miroslav. A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good. Grand Rapids MI: BrazosPress, 2011. (ISBN 978-1-58743-298-9) [中譯:《公共的信仰:基督徒社會參與的第一課》沃弗/著,黃從真/譯,新北市:校園書房 2014 (ISBN 978-986-198361-5)]

Walsh, Brian J., Hendrik Hart and Bobert E. Vander Vennen, ed. An Ethos of Compassion and the Integrity of Creation. Lanham, ML: University Press of America, 1995. (ISBN 0-7618-0103-0)

Walton, John H. Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible. Grand Rapid MI: Baker Academic, 2006. (ISBN 978-0–8010-2750-5)

–. The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Dabate. Downers Glove IL: IVP Academic, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-8308-3704-5)

Walton, John H. and Tremper Longman III. The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology and the Deluge Debate. Downers Glove IL: IVP Academic, 2018. (ISBN 978-0-8308-5200-0)

Walton, John H. and J. Harvey Walton. The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context. Downers Glove IL: IVP Academic, 2019. (ISBN 978-0-8308-5241-3)

Wilson, Jonathan R. God’s Good World: Reclaiming the Doctrine of Creation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013. (ISBN 978-1-4412-4093-4)

Wirzba, Norman, ed. The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land. Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2003. (ISBN 1-59376-043-4)

Wirzba, Norman . Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2006. (ISBN 978-1-58743-165-4)

–. Food & Faith: A Theology of Eating. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. (ISBN 978-0-521-14624-1)

Wittmer, Michael E. Heaven is a Place on Earth: Why Everything You Do Matters to God. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004. (ISBN 0-310-25307-1)

Wright, Christopher J.H. Old Testament Ethics for the People of God. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 2004. (ISBN 0-8308-2778-1)

–. The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press Academic, 2006. (ISBN 978-0-8308-2571-4)

–. The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-310-29112-1)

Wright, Tom. Creation, Power and Truth: The Gospel in a World of Cultural Confusion. UK: SPCK, 2013. (ISBN 978-0-281-06987-3)

–. God in Public: How the Bible Speaks Truth to Power Today. UK: SPCK, 2016. (ISBN 978-0-281-07423-5)

Yankoski, Mike, Danae Yankoski, eds. Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-310-29076-6)

亂世中的天國子民:一個創造神學的析讀》張祥志/著 香港:基道書樓 2021 (ISBN 9789624576146)

Additional List

Creation Care Reading Room (Archives), Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, Ontario

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