Ecology and Bible – Earth Bible

Ecology and The Bible
The Earth Bible Commentary

The Earth Bible is a set of five volumes published between 2000 and 2002. The selection and critique of articles included in these volumes was the work of The Earth Bible Team in Adelaide. The principles of interpretation employed by writers in these volumes are outlined and explained under Ecology and Bible: Principles.

When Sheffield Press was taken over by Continuum, The Earth Bible was dropped from their agenda. The work of the project continued as an SBL Consultation on Ecological Hermeneutics. In 2011 the first volume of the Earth Bible Commentary series, published by Sheffield Phoenix was released, namely, The Birth, the Curse and the Greening of Earth- An Ecological Reading on Genesis 1-11.

The five volumes in The Earth Bible are:

Volume One: Readings from the Perspective of Earth (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000).
Volume Two: The Earth Story in Genesis (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000)
Volume Three: The Earth Story in Wisdom Traditions (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001)
Volume Four: The Earth Story in Psalms and Prophets (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001)
Volume Five: The Earth Story in The New Testament (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002)

A selection my papers and papers of the Earth Bible Team which appear in The Earth Bible are:

  1. Introducing The Earth Bible – Volume One pp. 25-37
  2. Guiding Ecojustice Principles – Volume One pp. 38-53
  3. Geo-phany – The Earth Story in Genesis One – Volume Two pp. 34-48
  4. Where is the Voice of Earth in the Wisdom Literature? – Volume Three, pp. 23-34
  5. Earth First: Inverse Cosmology in Job – Volume Three pp.65-77
  6. Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Challenging the Mandate to Dominate – Volume Three pp. 179-189
  7. The Voice of Earth: More than Metaphor? – Volume Four pp. 23-28
  8. Ecojustice Hermeneutics: Reflections and Challenges – Volume Five pp. 1-16