E 196 The Book of Job and Environmental Ethics: The Message from the Whirlwind (2020)


Christianity has often been accused of being ‘anthropocentric,’ of putting humanity at the centre of its perspective—thus endorsing human exploitation of the environment. 

Yet God’s words in the Book of Job offer a quite different perspective—one where creation is centred on God, and humanity is comparatively marginal. It is a theocentric vision which Christians need to recapture.

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Author: Dr John Bimson

John has taught Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol, exince 1981. He has taken part in excavations in Israel, and has lectured to tour groups there and in Egypt.

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