World and Environment

By Odil Hannes Steck

World and Environment

paperback-logo

  • ISBN: 9781556356872
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication Date: 2/1/2008
  • Retail Price: $37.00
Web Price: $29.60
Web Price: $29.60

World and Environment

By Odil Hannes Steck

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781556356872
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication Date: 2/1/2008
  • Retail Price: $37.00
Web Price: $29.60

About-

Does the Bible have anything to say to the challenge of the environmental crisis? In a thorough and responsible investigation, Odil Hannes Steck examines this survival question in the light of biblical thought.

According to Dr Steck, although the Bible reflects a pre-industrial, pre-pollution world, certain fundamental biblical facts that embrace theological truths for our time can be extracted. Dr Steck does this expertly, demonstrating vividly the Old Testament worldview of man and nature closely linked in a divine order. He then discusses eight themes that relate this particular perspective to the basic environmental questions and problems of today. The remainder of the study reveals the New Testament's reinforcement of these concepts.

Dr Steck resolutely dispels the cold, indifferent view of man and nature held by much of the scientific community, and upholds the biblical truth that "God's creative activity takes place in the natural world and environment, as it has done from time immemorial and as it will continue to do until God brings his new world, opened up in Christ, to a full and ultimate consummation." The reader's reward is a much greater appreciation of God's work as Creator and Sustainer of the world.

Contributors-

Odil Hannes Steck

Bio(s)-

Odil Hannes Steck (1935-2001) was born in Munich on December 26, 1935. After studying theology at Neuendettelsau, Wuppertal, and Heidelberg, he received his PhD in New Testament Studies in 1965. He taught at the Universities of Hamburg, Mainz, and Zurich, remaining in Zurich until his death on March 30, 2001. He authored numerous books and articles, including his dissertation, Israel und das gewaltsame Geschick der Propheten.

Our ImprintsExplore our different imprints . . .-

View Our Publishing Partners »
Explore our different imprints . . . View Our Publishing Partners »
© 2016 Wipf and Stock Publishers. All Rights Reserved.