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What Else Is New?: Toward a Postcolonial Christian Theology for the Anthropocene

Department of Comparative Arts and Letters, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
Religions 2020, 11(5), 225; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11050225
Received: 10 March 2020 / Revised: 17 April 2020 / Accepted: 27 April 2020 / Published: 1 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Faith after the Anthropocene)
Although there are many reasons for Christian skepticism regarding climate change, one reason is theological in nature, and therefore, requires a theological solution. This essay explains the theological grounds for climate change denial and for a compromised understanding of the power and creativity of human agency. Drawing inspiration from the ecotheological implications of postcolonial poetics, it seeks to offer revised conceptions of the atonement and the fall and of what it means to read both scripture and nature. The aim is to offer a more resilient Christian theology that can inspire agential creativity in the age of the Anthropocene. View Full-Text
Keywords: ecotheology; novelty; postcolonial ecocriticism; Derek Walcott; theodicy; poetics; wonder; eschatology; Noah; Adam and Eve ecotheology; novelty; postcolonial ecocriticism; Derek Walcott; theodicy; poetics; wonder; eschatology; Noah; Adam and Eve
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Handley, G.B. What Else Is New?: Toward a Postcolonial Christian Theology for the Anthropocene. Religions 2020, 11, 225.

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