Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World

Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World

Taught by Douglas J. Moo, Jonathan A. Moo

The Creation Care course brings together expertise in biblical studies and science, as Doug and Jonathan Moo trace key themes through Scripture in an effort to situate the created world within biblical theology. Each unit offers reflection on the biblical mandate to embody and live out God’s perspective on the created world.

Course Details

  • 14 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 6 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World

12 Month Access
$199.99 USD

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Course Description

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.

The Creation Care course, 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.

Units 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

The Creation Care course offers practical reflections on the biblical mandate that God's people embody God's perspective on the created world and considers how the command to love others might affect the way we treat the earth upon which all life depends.

Meet Your Instructors

Douglas J. Moo

PhD., University of St. Andrews

Douglas J. Moo is the Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. He has written extensively in several commentary series, including the NIV Application Commentary, Pillar Commentary, Tyndale New Testament Commentary, and the New International Commentary on the New Testament.

Jonathan A. Moo

PhD, University of Cambridge

Jonathan A. Moo is assistant professor of biblical studies at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He holds graduate degrees in wildlife ecology (MS, Utah State University) and theology. He has written numerous articles and books on the intersection between biblical principles and creation care, including Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis.

Course Outline

  • What Do Christians Have to Do with Creation?

  • How Do We Think Biblically and Theologically about Creation?

  • A Beautiful World

  • Members, Rulers, and Keepers of Creation

  • Humanity and the Earth, Israel and the Land

  • A Creation Subjected to Frustration

  • Jesus and Creation

  • “What Counts Is the New Creation”

  • “I Am Making Everything New!”

  • The Gospel and Creation Care

  • Humans and Creation: Understanding Our Place

  • Wisdom and Creation Care

  • Creation in Crisis?

  • Caring for Creation and Worshipping the Creator

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