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Platonism and Neoplatonism Unit and Religion in Europe Unit

Call for Proposals

Christianity and the Environment: Reflections on the Publication of the Cambridge Companion to Christianity and the Environment (eds. Alexander J.B. Hampton & D. Hedley, Cambridge, 2022)

On the occasion of the publication of the Cambridge Companion to Christianity and the Environment this panel offers contributions by established and emergent scholars on one of the determinative existential issues of our time. Religion, and particularly Christianity, has played, and continues to play, a determinative role in shaping the human-nature relationship. Christianity has variously understood the environment as a gift to nurture and steward, as a book of revelation disclosing the divine mind, as a wild garden in need of cultivation and betterment, and as a resource for the creation of a new Eden. These ideas have been equally characterised as the source of our environmental crisis, and as the way out of it. Both the new volume and the panel bring together the work of leading international scholars on the subject from a diversity of fields to offer a comprehensive and systematic reflection on the complex relationship between Christianity and the environment that moves beyond disciplinary boundaries. On the occasion of its publication, both contributors and respondents will consider this volume and the wider topic of Christianity and the Environment.

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Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection