ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

  • Fuxing Ren Shandong Normal University
  • Jun Wang Jinan Preschool Education College
  • Rohin Vijayakumar Christ University
Keywords: Ecological Care, Ecological Crisis, Christian Theology, Human and Nature

Abstract

Religious ecological care has emerged as an important aspect in the development of contemporary deep ecology and religious moral ethics and social care, challenging different religious traditions. Some religious thinkers try to re-examine, interpret and transform their religious traditions in order to better face the challenges of the ecological crisis. It istrue that ethics and beliefs define the way humans process, interpret, understand, and find solutions for the hard questions of existence and life. In this context, the way humans approach and search for possible solutions to the hard-to-answer questions of ecological problems gains significant pertinence. This article investigates the ecological interface Christian religion as an example and uses deep ecology and similar views to explore the Christian perspective in the context of a new relationship between human and nature. In today’s world, where human beings as a society are moving towards realizing the Sustainable Development Goals, religious ecological care takes prominence to understand the way human ethical values and beliefs affect the way we approach problems as serious as the ecological crisis, and to observe the concatenation between the People and Planet aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Author Biographies

Fuxing Ren, Shandong Normal University

Fuxing Ren is from the Qilu Institute of Culture, pursuing a PhD at Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China.

Jun Wang, Jinan Preschool Education College

Jun Wang is from the Office of Academic Research, Jinan Preschool Education College, Jinan, China, pursuing research in Chinese Classical Literature.

Rohin Vijayakumar, Christ University

Rohin Vijayakumar is a Research Scholar who has completed Masters in both Literature and Philosophy and is currently pursuing research in the field of Philosophy of Mind.

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Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Ren, F., Wang, J., & Vijayakumar, R. (2021). ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY. Journal of Dharma, 46(2), 251-266. Retrieved from http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/jd/article/view/3441