Theological reading

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Books on Ecotheology

Basden, A True ‘Creation Spirituality’: Original Blessing and Original Sin – a critique of Matthew Fox’s theology, The JRI Briefing Paper No 7, at Just Living: the quest for fairness in a finite world, A one day environmental workshop, 17thJanuary 2009, Redcliffe College, Gloucester

Boff,  Leonardo, Christianity in a nutshelltransl. Phillip Berryman (Maryknoll NY: Orbis 2013) 

Boff, L.  Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poortr. Phillip Berryman (Maryknoll NY: Orbis 1997)

Brueggemann,  Walter, The Land: place as gift, promise and challenge in biblicalfaith(Minneapolis, MN: Fortress  1978, 2002)  

CofE  Common Worship: Times and Seasons - Services and Prayers of the Church of England, 2000, Church House Publishing, London 

CofE    Sharing God’s Planet: a Christian vision for a sustainable future, A report commissioned by the Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs Council, 2005, Church House Publishing, London

Davis, Ellen,  Scripture, Culture and Agriculture(Cambridge: CUP 2009)

Deane-Drummond, C.   A handbook in Theology and Ecology(London: SCM 1996)

Green, L Let’s Do Theology, 2001, Contiuum, London

Ilia Delio, Making all things new: Catholicity, cosmology, consciousness(Maryknoll NY: Orbis 2015)

Fox, M.  Creation Spirituality: liberating gifts for the peoples of the Earth(New York: HarperCollins 1991)

Fox, M  Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality, 1983, Bear & Company, Rochester

Fox, M  The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, 1990, Harper, San Francisco

Fox, M95 Theses or Articles of Faith for a Christianity for the Third Millennium, Yes Magazine, Spiritial Uprising, Winter 2006,,  website accessed 12/3/09

Fox, M  A New Reformation: Creation Spirituality and the Transformation of Christianity, 2006, Inner Traditions Bear and Company, Rochester

Fox, M & DeNardo, M  What is Creation Spirituality?Master of Liberal Arts in Creation Spirituality (MLA), Naropa University Oakland, 2004, website accessed 1/3/09

Habel , Norman C. The Land is mine(Minneapolis, MN: Fortress 1995)

Highland, C.  (compiled and edited)  Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple(Birmingham AL: Wilderness Press 2001)

Jewitt, R  Jesus Against the Rapture,1979, The Westminster Press, Philadelphia

Johnson, Elizabeth A. Ask the Beasts  (London: Bloomsbury 2015)

LaHaye, T and Jenkins, JB Are We Living in the End Times, 1999, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton

Lyndsay, H  The Late Great Planet Earth, 1970, Marshall Pickering, New York

Lyons, G  Premillennialism, Beacon Dictionary of Theology, 1983, Beacon Hill Press, Kansas City

Louv, Richard Last Child in the Woods(Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin 2005

McIntosh, Alistair   Soil and Soul  (London: Aurum 2001, 2004)

McFague, S.    The Body of God: An Ecological Theology(Minneapolis MN: Fortress 1993)

McGrath, A.   The re-enchantment of nature(London: Hodder and Stoughton 2002)

Macqarrie, J,  A Dictionary of Christian Ethics, 1967, SCM Press, London

Moltmann, J.   God in creation: an ecological doctrine of creationtransl. Margaret Kohl (London: SCM 1985)

Moltmann, J God in Creation: A New Theology of Creation and the Spirit of God (Gifford Lectures),1991, Harper-Collins, London

Northcott, M  The Environment and Christian Ethics, 1996, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Radford Ruether, R. Gaia and God(New York: HarperCollins 1992) 

Redfern, A  Being Anglican, 2000, DLT, London

Rahner, K Encyclopaedia of Theology: a Concise Sacramentum Mundi, 1975, Burns and Oates, London

Santmire, H. P.   Before Nature: A Christian Spirituality(Minneapolis MN: Fortress 2014)

Stanley, B.  Forest Church(Llangurig: Mystic Christ Press 2013) 

Stanley, B. and Hollinghurst, S. (eds) Earthed: Christian perspectives on nature connection(Llangurig: Mystic Christ Press 2014)

Teilhard de Chardin  The Phenomenon of Man, 1976, Harper Perennial, London

Williams, CateForest Church Grove booklet, publication due Autumn 2019

Wright, Christopher  God's people in God's land(Carlisle: Paternoster 1990, 1997)

Wright, T.  Surprised by Hope(London: SPCK 2007)


Books – Ecological / sociological


Deakin, R. Wildwood: a journey through trees(London: Penguin 2007)

Monbiot, G.  Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human life (London: Penguin 2014) 

Moreton, C. Is God still an Englishman? (London: Little Brown 2010)

Scotland, N  A Pocket Guide to Sects and New Religions, 2005, Lion Publishing, Oxford

White, L  The Historical Roots of our Ecologic Crisis, American Association for the Advancement in Science, 1967, Science, 155:1204, accessed 15/2/09,

Whitehead, JW  God So Loved the World that He Gave Us World War III?,an interview  with Barbara Rossing, 2004, website accessed 6/11/08,

Williams, Florence, The Nature Fix(NY: Norton 2017)

Williams, R  Renewing the Face of the Earth: Human responsibility and the Environment, York Minster, 25thMarch 2009, text of speech provided in personal e-mail by Kingsley Jones, Diocesan Environmental Adviser, Gloucester, 27thMarch 2009.

Witcombe, J  Denominational Studies, TM215.5, 1/11/07, WEMTC, University of Gloucestershire

Wood, K personal conversation with a former leader of St Thomas’ Church, Crookes, Sheffield, on 25/12/89 in Pickering


Articles (some of these are behind academic firewalls)

Brundtland, GH Our Common Future: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, United Nations, 20 March 1987, accessed 18/2/09,

Chartres, R  The Environment and Climate Change, A speech by The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, to the House of Lords on 13/2/2007, accessed 9/2/2009

CofE    Sharing God's Planet – General Synod Resolution, 17/2/2005, accessed 9/2/2009

CofE    Environmental Policy of the National Church Institutions of the Church of England,Shrinking the Footprint, the Church of England’s National Environmental Campaign, June 2006, accessed 9/2/2009

Howard, R Charismania: when Christian fundamentalism goes wrong, 1977, Mowbray, London

ISO  Environmental Management Systems: requirements with guidance for use, ISO 14001, 2004, International Standards Organisation, Geneva,, website accessed 24/2/09

Knights, P.   "The Whole Earth My Altar": A Sacramental Trajectory for Ecological Mission  Mission Studies vol. 25 issue 1 pp. 56-72.

Northcott, M  An Angel Directs the Storm: Apocalyptic Religion and American Empire, 2004, I.B.Tauris, London

Northcott, M. S.  The Concealments of Carbon Markets and the Publicity of Love in a Time of Climate ChanggeInternational Journal of Public Theology 4 (2010)  pp. 294-313.

Northcott, M.  Parochial Ecology on St Briavels Common: Rebalancing the Local and the Universal in Anglican Ecclesiology and Practice. Journal of Anglican Studies, 10, 2012, pp. 68-93. 

Scherer, G   The Anti-Environmental Armageddon Cult, Grist Magazine, October 2004, website accessed 6/11/08,



Canticle of the creatures:  accessed 29 June 2017

Carmina Gadelica: accessed 29 June 2017

Forest Church: accessed 9 July 2019

Forest Church on Facebook:  accessed 9 July 2019

Hedley, C Parish Profile of St James’s Piccadilly, 2006, 

Sensio Divina: accessed 9 June 2017

Terra Divina:  accessed 9 June 2017The JRI   What is the world coming to? Ecological crisis and Christian hope, A one day eschatological and environmental workshop, 19thJanuary 2008, Redcliffe College, Gloucester