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H. Paul Santmire

H. Paul Santmire has been a leader in the field of ecological theology for more than forty years. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), he is the author of The Travail of Nature: The Ambiguous Ecological Promise of Christian Theology (1985), Nature Reborn: The Ecological and Cosmic Promise of Christian Theology (2000), and Ritualizing Nature: Renewing Christian Liturgy in a Time of Crisis (2008), all from Fortress Press.

Book List

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May 1, 2014
Here Santmire explores the pursuit of a theology bound up with nature and its condition, especially the fragility and fervent expectation of nature's redemption.
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July 1, 2011
As the global climate crisis worsens, many churches have sought to respond by instituting a movement to observe a liturgical season of creation. Scholars who...
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June 23, 2000
Santmire's much-acclaimed The Travail of Nature: The Ambiguous Ecological Promise of Christian Theology documented the unfortunate legacy of many Christian...
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January 1, 1991
The Travail of Nature shows that the theological tradition in the West is neither ecologically bankrupt, as some of its popular and scholarly critics have...