Bibliography of Creation Theology (Resources in English)

Find below a bibliography composed on the topic of Creation Theology.

Introductory Reading



Angels with Trumpets, the church in a time of global warming by Paula Clifford

Between the Flood and the Rainbow: Climate Change and the Church’s Social Teaching
Produced by OPERATION NOAH. A Study Guide on Climate Change intended for study and reflection by adult groups.

The Cosmic Circle, Jesus and Ecology by Edward Echlin (2004, Columba)

To Care for the Earth by Sean McDonagh (1986 Geoffrey Chapman)

Climate and Christ: A Prophetic Alternative by Edward P. Echlin (2001)

Climate and Creation, An Operation Noah Briefing by Mark Dowd

The Death of Life by Sean McDonagh (2004,Columba Press)

The Earth Under Threat – A Christian Perspective by Ghillean Prance (1996, Wild Goose)

Earth Spirituality, Jesus at the Centre by Edward Echlin (1999, John Hunt)

Eco-justice at the centre of the Church’s mission by Rosemary Radford Ruether (2000)

Greening the Christian Millennium by Sean McDonagh (1999, Dominican Publications)

Healing a Broken World – A special report on Ecology (Jesuit Task Force, September 2011)

Jesus and the Earth by James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool (2003, SPCK)

The Man who Planted Trees by Jean Giono (1953)

A New Dawn? The Roman Catholic Church and Environmental Issues by Celia Deane-Drummond

Paint the Church Green by Ellen Teague
A book to prompt reflection on western lifestyle and makes suggestions for change.

Sharing God’s Planet – A Christian Vision for a Sustainable Future
A report from the Anglican Mission and Public Affairs Committee by Claire Foster (2005) PDF

Spirituality of Ecology by Joe Nangle OFM

A Time for God’s Creation, an appeal to the Churches in Europe

Stations of the Forests (2009)
Columban Justice and Peace. A DVD to reflect on loss of rainforests and linking into the impact on the poor and on the entire Earth community. The accompanying Resource Booklet contains study and liturgy material.

Thomas Berry and the Earth Community - DVD (16 mins)

In-depth Resources



Adult faith: Growing in Wisdom and Understanding by Diarmuid O’Murchu (2010, Orbis Books)

Ancestral Grace. Meeting God in our Human Story by Diarmuid O'Murchu (2008, Orbis Books)

At Home in the Cosmos by David Toolan (2001,Orbis Book)

Breath of Life: A Theology of the Creator Spirit by Denis Edwards (2004, Orbis Books)

The Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth by Thomas Berry (2009, Orbis Books)

The Dream of the Earth by Thomas Berry. Second edition, 2006. Sierra Club books.

The Environment and Christian Ethics by Michael S Northcott (1996, Cambridge University Press)

Eco-theology by Celia Deane-Drummond (London DLT, 2008)

For the Beauty of the Earth – a Christian vision for creation care by Steven Bouma-Prediger (2001, Baker Academic)

The Great Work by Thomas Berry (2000, Three Rivers Press)

GreenSpirit. Path to a New Consciousness. Edited by Marian Van Eyk McCann (O Books, 2010).

This is a valuable introduction to creation spirituality with its roots in the thought of Teilhard de Chardin.

Hell and High Water – Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition by Alastair McIntosh. (2008, Birlinn)

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming by Michael S Northcott. (2007, Darton, Longman & Todd)

Meditations with Thomas Berry, with additional material by Brian Swimme, selected by June Raymond. (2010, GreenSpirit)

Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality by Matthew Fox (Santa Fe: Bear and Co 1983, reissued 2000 by Penguin)

The Place of Environmental Theology: a guide for seminaries, colleges and universities.Edited by John Weaver and Margot R Hodson. (The Whitley Trust, IBTS)

The Search for Spirituality: Our Global Quest for a Spiritual Life by Ursula King (2011,Canterbury Press)

Soil and Soul by Alistair McIntosh (2001, Aurum Press)

Transformation Vol. 16 No. 3 July/September 1999 A Christian Approach to the Environment
Available from The John Ray Initiative

Unless the grain of wheat shall die: The moral and theological case against Terminator seeds
Progressio Comment by Sean McDonagh and Donal Dorr

Academic Resources



A Handbook in Theology & Ecology by Celia Deane-Drummond. (1996, SCM)

The Cosmic Covenant by Robert Murray (1992, London, Sheed and Ward)

Christianity and Ecological Theology: Resources for Further Research, Study Guides in Religion and Ecology II, by Ernst Conradie (2006, Sun Press, University of the Western Cape)

Diversity and Dominion: Dialogues in Ecology, Ethics, and Theology, Edited by Kyle S. Van Houtan and Michael S. Northcott (2010, Cascade Books)

Ecotheology – Voices from south and north Edited by David Hallman (1994, WCC Orbis Books)

Ecotheology Journal, Published bi-annual (Sheffield Academic Press)

Gaia and God by Rosemary Radford Ruether (1993, New York, Harpercollins)

Models of God: an Ecological Theology by Sallie McFague (1993, Philadelphia: Fortress)

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World and Global Warming by Sallie McFague (2008, Minneapolis: Fortress)

The Phenomenon of Man by Teilhard de Chardin (2008, Harper Perennial)

Sacred Longings: The Ecological Spirit and Global Culture by Mary Grey (2003-4 London, SCM, Augsburg, Fortress)

Theology and Biotechnology – Implications for a New Science by Celia Deane-Drummond (1997, Geoffrey Chapman)

The Universe Story by Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry (1992,New York: HarperCollins)