Faith in a Changing Climate

Book: Faith in a Changing Climate

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Page count

416

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Overview

People of faith are increasingly concerned about climate change and related topics such as resource depletion, and they want to take action. But they recognize that these issues are complex and can be difficult to understand. Moreover, they can feel overwhelmed by an almost incessant barrage of conflicting information, much of which is politically motivated.

In response to these concerns, the book Faith in a Changing Climate provides a clear, factual and unemotional explanation to do with the ‘Age of Limits’. The book provides guidance for the development of an appropriate theology and also of a way of living. It shows how people of faith and the church overall can provide much-needed leadership to society as a whole in difficult times.

Faith in an Age of Limits is unique in the manner in which it integrates science, technology and faith. The book helps the reader understand the following concepts and ideas.

  • The nature and importance of climate change, and why an urgent response is needed.
  • How climate change interacts with other elements of an Age of Limits, including resource depletion and population overshoot.
  • A recognition many of the proposed solutions to these crises are not realistic when analyzed quantitatively.
  • Ways in which in which people of faith, working both as individuals and within the church as a whole, can respond and provide leadership.
  • Insights to do with the spiritual and theological aspects of these challenges.
  • The transfer of lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to the bigger picture of climate change.

There are many books to do with climate change; there are also a few religious books that discuss what is sometimes called “eco-theology”. However, Faith in a Changing Climate provides a unique blend of technological and theological insights. It cuts through vague promises and wishful thinking — what are sometimes referred to as ‘hopium’ — but it does offer realistic hope and practical action plans. The book shows how the church can provide much-needed leadership both within local communities, and to society overall.

Ian Sutton

Chapters

1. Dress Rehearsal
2. An Age of Limits
3. The City of Man
4. Hubris and Nemesis
5. Truth and Consequences
6. Predicaments and Responses
7. Theology
8. The Church’s Response
Attachment A — A Personal Journey
Attachment B — Thermodynamics
Attachment C — Jevons Paradox
Attachment D — Denial
Further Reading

Content

People of faith are increasingly concerned about climate change and related topics such as resource depletion, and they want to take action. But they recognize that these issues are complex and can be difficult to understand. Moreover, they can feel overwhelmed by an almost incessant barrage of conflicting information, much of which is politically motivated.

In response to these concerns, the book Faith in a Changing Climate provides a clear, factual and unemotional explanation to do with the ‘Age of Limits’. The book provides guidance for the development of an appropriate theology and also of a way of living. It shows how people of faith and the church overall can provide much-needed leadership to society as a whole in difficult times.

Faith in an Age of Limits is unique in the manner in which it integrates science, technology and faith. The book helps the reader understand the following concepts and ideas.

  • The nature and importance of climate change, and why an urgent response is needed.
  • How climate change interacts with other elements of an Age of Limits, including resource depletion and population overshoot.
  • A recognition many of the proposed solutions to these crises are not realistic when analyzed quantitatively.
  • Ways in which in which people of faith, working both as individuals and within the church as a whole, can respond and provide leadership.
  • Insights to do with the spiritual and theological aspects of these challenges.
  • The transfer of lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to the bigger picture of climate change.

There are many books to do with climate change; there are also a few religious books that discuss what is sometimes called “eco-theology”. However, Faith in a Changing Climate provides a unique blend of technological and theological insights. It cuts through vague promises and wishful thinking — what are sometimes referred to as ‘hopium’ — but it does offer realistic hope and practical action plans. The book shows how the church can provide much-needed leadership both within local communities, and to society overall.

Imprint

Sutton Technical Books