Uncovering Isaiah’s environmental ethics

Uncovering Isaiah’s environmental ethics, Margot R Hodson, Grove Booklets, 2011.


The book of Isaiah is rich in natural imagery and would seem ideally suited to provide a source for an environmental ethic; but how do we use these images, given that they were metaphors for theological ideas?This booklet uses perceptual analysis to uncover an ecological understanding underlying the natural metaphors in Isaiah: respect for nature as God’s creation combined with a mandate for active management as responsible stewards. Creation is damaged through human sin but will be redeemed in the new creation.

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