Early Ecotheology and Joseph Sittler

ab 39,90 

Panu Pihkala

ISBN 978-3-643-90837-7
Band-Nr. 12
Jahr 2017
Seiten 312
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studies in Religion and the Environment/Studien zur Religion und Umwelt


When did Christians begin to address environmental
questions? What can be learned from these pioneering
thinkers? This study reveals that already between 1910 and
1954 many theologians called for responsibility towards
nature. The focal point is the work of Joseph Sittler
(1904 – 1987), an American Lutheran and ecumenical
The role of these early ecotheologians is discussed in
relation to environmental history and education. The
findings show that ecotheology was not as strongly separated
from other environmentalism as it was after the 1960s.

Panu Pihkala is a postdoctoral researcher at
the Faculty of Theology in the University of Helsinki.