Spiritual Life on a Burning Planet
A Christian Response to Climate Change
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Bradford begins with a far-ranging, near-definitive look at the ways in which the catastrophic upheavals of global warming will manifest themselves on every level (ecologically, socially, spiritually). Human negligence, greed, and hubris are assigned blame. But, certainly, his book's primary purpose is to provide a scholarly Christian framework as a guide to greeting such devastation with grief, humility, and enlightened mysticism. To my way of thinking, this is literature."
--William Browning Spencer, author of the classic Zod Wallop and The Unorthodox Dr. Draper and Other Stories
"With David T. Bradford, Christian ecology finds one of its most powerful advocates. After towering figures such as Illich, Ellul, Moltmann, Boff, and Cobb, Bradford shows the importance of a discipline (in all senses) fostering a synergy between the three main forms of ecology: environmentalism (the scientific study of global warming), political ecology (its social import), and mental ecology (the spiritual stakes). This is a journey towards Thomas's faith."
--Michel Weber, Director of the Centre for Philosophical Practice, Brussels
"In this unique synthesis of science and religion, Bradford begins with an incisive review of pertinent research before examining the religious meaning of global warming in eight beautifully written, intensely scholarly essays. This is a powerful work and a devastating moral indictment. Prophets are typically unwelcome in their homeland. I hope for better results in the case of Spiritual Life on a Burning Planet."
--John C. Huie, Founding Director, Environmental Leadership Center, Warren Wilson College
"In beautiful prose and unique perspective, Bradford brings science to Scripture in a rare combination of passion, commitment, and deep scholarship on perhaps the most pressing issue of our time, an essential and important work that should waken and alarm even the most skeptical reader."
--Jason Brown, retired Clinical Professor of Neurology, New York University Medical Center