Eco-Theologies

As theologians rooted in Judeo-Christian religious traditions have responded to the complex nexus of the injustices of ecological crises and social inequities, a variety of critical and constructive theologies have emerged. This course explores contemporary eco-theologies, including ecofeminist, ecowomanist, queer eco-theologies, and Native American theologies of creation. Each student will research one current ecological issue as a conversation partner for the theologies we will study. We will also be asking questions about the implications of these theological projects for liturgical practices, congregational mission, and the students’ own constructive theological work where applicable. Weekly reading and regular online participation in Moodle’s discussion board, periodic group work via synchronistic online tools, two synthesis papers, and a final project are required.