Summer School in Biblical and Theological Studies

“The Earth is the Lord’s”: Caring for Creation, Honouring God

Sunday 5th to Saturday 11th July 2020

The opening words of Psalm 24 are well known: “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it,” and yet, humanity has historically treated the earth as if it was ours and ours alone to do with as we pleased. Christians have, sadly, often taken our dominion over the earth and other creatures as permission for exploitation. Both the Bible and the Christian tradition offer us an alternative vision for humanity’s relationship to the rest of creation, one of care, responsibility, and mutual flourishing that shows us that caring for creation is an act of praise honouring to God.

Humanity is now having an unprecedented impact on the natural world. How we care for our world is becoming an evermore pressing question. This Summer School will explore the themes of creation care found in scripture and tradition, and look at how a theology of creation care is being put into practice in different contexts.

View the full Programme here.

Fees

All-inclusive residential fee £550
Day rate £45 per day

A reduced rate is available for clergy and people in ministerial training.

Visiting Speakers:

Revd Dr Andrew Gosler

Associate Professor in Applied Ethnobiology and Conservation, University of Oxford

Revd Dr Darrell Hannah

Environmental Issues Network, Churches Together

Jo Herbert-James

Theology and Networks Manager, Tearfund UK

Dr Hilary Marlow

Director of Studies, Girton College Cambridge

Prof. Meric Srokosz

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton University

Cuddesdon Faculty:

Revd Jen Brown

Director, Cuddesdon School of Theology and Ministry

 

Dr Hywel Clifford

Lecturer in Old Testament

Dr Rebecca Dean

Lecturer in New Testament

To find out more

Please contact our Events Manager, Hayley Edwards, hayley.edwards@rcc.ac.uk or +44 (0)1865 877416. 

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