Natural Resources
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
EcofeminismIn 1974, in an article entitled ‘Le Temps de l’Ecoféminisme’, translated as ‘The Time for Ecofeminism’, the French writer Françoise d’Eaubonne called for a mass movement of women ‘to remake the planet around an entirely new model’, that of ‘egalitarian administration of a world being reborn’.
Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church
Creation and Ecology
CREATION AND ECOLOGYCenturies of uncontrolled exploitation have devastated life on planet Earth, and the survival of both humans and the environment as a whole is being threatened. The continuing advance of science and technology alongside the alarming increase of population particularly in poorer nations
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
ecology. The study of the environment and the human disposition toward the earth, especially in the sense that it provides the nurturing context for the existence of humans and other living things. The term is derived from the Greek word oikos, “house” or “habitat.” In the modern era, an understanding
Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science
ECOLOGY. Many historians believe that the foundations for ecology (namely, ecosystems biology) were laid by Baron Alexander von Humboldt (1799). The term ecology was first used by Ernst Haeckel (1866) and literally means “household science” (i.e., the study of the dwellings of organisms). Haeckel defined
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
EcologyThe term “ecology” was coined by Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919) in 1866. It is taken from the Greek word oikos, “household,” and provided a way to describe the interdependence of living organisms on each other and on the inorganic world. In the twentieth century the insights of ecology gave rise to
The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia
Ecology/EnvironmentalismJonathan Edwards’s typological worldview, which permeated his preaching and writing, carries profound environmental implications for the twenty-first century. If the care of creation is not merely a matter of conserving natural resources and keeping the planet in good order,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ECOLOGY. There is no Hebrew or Greek notion of the modern concept of ecology, but the escalation of the ecological crisis in recent years has led to a flourishing of studies on the relationship of Christianity and ecology. The best way into a study of the Bible and ecology is through the treatment of
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
ECOLOGYEcology (the study of ecos or place) was formally recognized as a separate discipline within biology by Ernst Haeckel in 1866; he defined it as ‘the comprehensive science of the relationship of the organism to the environment’. Theologically, ecology, together with the related subject of environmentalism