Creation Care Bibliography

See below for books and articles related to creation care.


Ayre, Clive. 2013. Earth, faith and mission:  The theology and practice of earth care. Mosaic Press.

Ayres, Jennifer. 2013. Good food: Grounded practical theology. Baylor University Press.

Bahnson, Fred and Norman Wirzba. 2012. Making peace with the land : God’s call to reconcile with creation. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Books.

Bauckham, Richard. 2010. Bible and ecology : rediscovering the community of creation. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press.

—. 2011. Living with other creatures:  Green exegesis and theology. Waco, Tex: Baylor University Press.

Berry, Wendell. 1986. The unsettling of America : culture & agriculture. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.

—. 1990. What are people for? : essays. San Francisco: North Point Press.

—. 2009. Bringing it to the table : on farming and food. Berkeley: Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West.

Berry, Wendell and Norman Wirzba. 2002. The art of the commonplace : the agrarian essays of Wendell Berry. Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard.

Bouma-Prediger, Steven. 2010. For the beauty of the earth: a Christian vision for creation care. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic.

Brown, Edward R. 2006. Our Father’s world: mobilizing the church to care for creation. Downers Grove Ill: IVP Books.

Brueggemann, Walter. 2002. The land: place as gift, promise, and challenge in biblical faith. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.

Capon, Robert Farrar. 2002. The supper of the lamb : a culinary reflection. New York: Modern Library.

Cavanaugh, William T. 2008. Being consumed : economics and Christian desire. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.

Davis, Ellen F. 2009. Scripture, culture, and agriculture : an Agrarian reading of the Bible. New York: Cambridge University Press.

DeWitt, Calvin B. 1991. The Environment and the Christian : what does the New Testament say about the environment? Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House.

Edwards, Denis. 2001. Earth revealing, earth healing: ecology and Christian theology. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press.

Fick, Gary W. 2008. Food, farming, and faith. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Glave, Dianne D. 2010. Rooted in the earth: reclaiming the African American environmental heritage. Chicago Review Press.

Habel, Norman C. (ed.). 2000. Readings from the perspective of earth: Earth Bible vol. I. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press.

Habel, Norman C. and Shirley Wurst (eds.). 2000. The earth story in Genesis: Earth Bible vol. II. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press.

Habel, Norman C. and Shirley Wurst (eds.). 2001. The earth story in wisdom traditions: The Earth Bible vol. III. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press.

Habel, Norman C. (ed.). 2001. The earth story in the psalms and the prophets: The Earth Bible vol. IV. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press.

Habel, Norman C. and Vicky Balabanski (eds.). 2001. The earth story in the New Testament: The Earth Bible vol. V. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press.

Harker, Ryan and Janeen Bertsche Johnson (eds.). 2016. Rooted and Grounded: Essays on Land and Christian Discipleship (Studies in Peace and Scripture: Institute of Mennonite Studies). Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications. 

Hayhoe, Katharine and Andrew Farley. 2009. A climate for change : global warming facts for faith-based decisions. New York: FaithWords.

Heschel, Abraham Joshua. 2005. The sabbath : its meaning for modern man. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Jackson, Wes. 1994. Becoming native to this place. Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky.

King, Carolyn M. 2002. Habitat of grace: biology, Christianity and the global environmental crisis. Adelaide: Australian Theological Forum.

Levenstein, Harvey A. 2003. Paradox of plenty : a social history of eating in modern America. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Lowe, Ben. 2009. Green revolution : coming together to care for creation. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Books.

McGrath, Alister. 2002. The re-enchantment of nature: science, religion, and the human sense of wonder. London: Hodder & Stoughton.

McKibben, Bill. 2005. The comforting whirlwind : God, Job, and the scale of creation. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications.

—. 2007. Deep economy : the wealth of communities and the durable future. New York: Times Books.

Miles, Sara. 2008. Take this bread : a radical conversion. New York: Ballantine Books.

Moseley, Lyndsay and Sierra Club Books. 2008. Holy ground : a gathering of voices on caring for creation. Berkeley, Calif.: Sierra Club Books ; Distrib by Publishers Group West.

Osborn, Lawrence. 1993. Guardians of creation: nature in theology and the Christian life. Leicester: IVP.

Patel, Raj. 2012. Stuffed and starved. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House Pub.

Pollan, Michael. 2006. The omnivore’s dilemma : a natural history of four meals. New York: Penguin Press.

Samson, Will. 2009. Enough : contentment in an age of excess. Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook.

Santmire, H. Paul. 1985. The travail of nature: the ambiguous ecological promise of Christian theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

Schifferdecker, Kathryn M. 2006. Out of the Whirlwind: Creation Theology in the Book of Job. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Divinity School.

Sleeth, J. Matthew. 2006. Serve God, save the planet : a Christian call to action. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Pub. Co.

—. 2012. 24/6 : A prescription for a happier, healthier life. Carol Stream, Il: Tyndale House Publishers.

Snyder, Howard A. and Joel Scandrett. 2011. Salvation means creation healed: the ecology of sin and grace. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.

Swoboda, A.J. 2014. Blood cries out: Pentecostals, ecology, and the groans of creation. Pickwick Publications.

Theokritoff, Elizabeth. 2009. Living in God’s creation : Orthodox perspectives on ecology. Crestwood, N.Y.: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press.

Webb, Stephen H. 2001. Good eating. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press.

Wilson-Hartgrove, Jonathan. 2010. The wisdom of stability : rooting faith in a mobile culture. Brewster, Mass.: Paraclete Press.

Wirzba, Norman. 2003. The essential agrarian reader : the future of culture, community, and the land. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.

—. 2003. The paradise of God : renewing religion in an ecological age. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

—. 2004. The essential agrarian reader : the future of culture, community, and the land. Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard.

—. 2006. Living the Sabbath : discovering the rhythms of rest and delight. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press.

—. 2011. Food and faith : a theology of eating. New York: Cambridge University Press.

—. 2015. From Nature to Creation: A Christian Vision for Understanding and Loving Our World (The Church and Postmodern Culture). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic.



Bauckham, Richard. 2011. “The Story of the Earth According to Paul: Romans 8:18-23.” Review & Expositor no. 108 (1):91-97.

—. 1986. “First Steps to a Theology of Nature.” Evangelical Quarterly no. 58 (3):229-244.

Bauckham, Richard. 2002. “Joining Creation’s Praise of God.” Ecotheology no. 7 (1):45-59.

Bouma-Prediger, S. (1998). Creation care and character: The nature and necessity of the ecological virtues. American Scientific Affiliation, Retrieved from

—. 2008. “Creation Care and Salvation.” Vision (Winnipeg, Man.) no. 9 (1):15-23.

Bratton, Susan Power. 1984. “Christian Ecotheology and the Old Testament.” Environmental Ethics no. 6:195-209.

Douglas, D. (1998). A way in the wilderness: Men and the environment. The Way: Review of Contemporary Spirituality, Retrieved from

Downing, F. (2003). Environment, beauty and Bible. Ecotheology: Journal Of Religion, Nature & The Environment, 7(2), 186.

Ellingson, Stephen. (2012). Structure of religious environmentalism: movement organizations, interorganizational networks, and collective action. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 51(2), 266.

Habgood, J. (1990). A sacramental approach to environmental issues. In C. Birch, W. Eaken & J. McDaniel (Eds.), Liberating Life: Contemporary Approaches in Ecological Theology (pp. 46-53). Retrieved from

Horrell, David, and Dominic Coad. 2011. “‘The Stones Would Cry out’ (Luke 19:40): A Lukan Contribution to a Hermeneutics of Creation’s Praise.” Scottish Journal of Theology no. 64 (1):29-44.

—. 2010. “A New Perspective on Paul? Rereading Paul in a Time of Ecological Crisis.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament no. 33 (1):3-30.

Innes, K. (2009). Towards an ecological eschatology: continuity and discontinuity. Evangelical Quarterly, 81(2), 126-144.

Kapur, Praveen. 1993. “Let There Be Life : Theological Foundations for the Care and Keeping of Creation.” Evangelical Review of Theology no. 17 (2):168-175.

Lamp, Jeffrey S. 2009. “Creational Christology: A Rationale for Wesleyans to Care for the Created Order.” Wesleyan Theological Journal no. 44 (1):91-103.

Pearson, C. (2004). Electing to do ecotheology. Ecotheology: Journal Of Religion, Nature & The Environment, 9(1), 7-28.

Richter, Sandra L. 2010. “Environmental Law in Deuteronomy: One Lens on a Biblical Theology of Creation Care.” Bulletin for Biblical Research no. 20 (3):355-376.

Richter, Sandra L. 2007. “A Biblical Theology of Creation Care.” Asbury journal no. 62 (1):67-76.

Sabin, Scott C., and Michael Mullan. 2010. “Whole Earth Evangelism: Creation Care Is Part and Parcel of the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.” Christianity Today no. 54 (7):26-29.

Sandelands, L. E., & Hoffman, A. J. (2008). Sustainability, faith, and the market. Worldviews: Environment Culture Religion, 12(2/3), 129-145. doi:10.1163/156853508X359949

Siegenthaler, D. (2003). Ecology needs theology. Dialog: A Journal Of Theology, 42(3), 242-249. doi:10.1111/1540-6385.00164

Snyder, Howard A. 2007. “The Meaning of Holistic Mission with Special Reference to Creation Care.” UBS Journal no. 5 (1):1-22.

Studebaker, S. M. (2008). The spirit in creation: A unified theology of grace and creation care. Zygon: Journal Of Religion & Science, 43(4), 943-960. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9744.2008.00970

Thomas, J. Mark. 1993. “Evangelicals and the Environment : Theological Foundations for Christian Environmental Stewardship.” Evangelical Review of Theology no. 17 (2):117-286.

Waldkoenig, Gilson. “Scenes and Means of Grace” in Dialog: A Journal of Theology 50:4 (Winter, 2011), 327-335.

Wirzba, Norman. 2013. “Agrarian Ecotheology.” Theology 116 (1), 36-38. View PDF.

Wirzba, Norman. “The Dark Night of the Soil: An Agrarian Approach to Mystical Life.” Wendell Berry and Religion, University of Kentucky Press.  View PDF.

Wirzba, Norman. 2014. “Dramas of Love and Dirt.” The Cresset. View PDF.

Wirzba, Norman. 2013. “Food for Theologians.” Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 67(4), 374–382. View PDF.

Wirzba, Norman. 2011. “A Priestly Approach to Environmental Theology: Learning to Receive and Give Again the Gifts of Creation.” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 50(4): 354-362. View PDF.

Wirzba, Norman. 2009. “Saying Grace: Transforming People, Transforming the World.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture no. 3 (2):195-212