עברית    العربية  

Faith and Ecology Syllabi Collection

This spreadsheet was compiled by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) based on online course catalogues and communication with seminary staff. If you have additional information about courses that do not appear on the spreadsheet, please email info@interfaithsustain.com. ICSD thanks individual professors, Green Seminary Initiative and the Seminary Stewardship Alliance for their contributions of syllabi to this collection. For more information on the supporting organizations, see the bottom of this page. 

To view the collection alphabetically according to Course Title, Seminary, or Instructor, click on the arrows next to the desired category.

Course TitleSeminaryInstructor
Creation Care: Theology, Ethics & SpiritualityAnabaptist Mennonite Biblical SeminaryDr. Ted Koontz, Dr. Luke Gascho
Eco Justice: A vision for Sustainable CityAnabaptist Mennonite Biblical SeminaryDr. Clinton E. Stockwell
Creation Care: Theology, Ethics, and SpiritualityAnabaptist Mennonite Biblical SeminaryDr. Malinda Berry, Dr. Ted Koonz, and Dr. Luke Gascho
Spiritual Practices: Water of Life — Creation, Conservation, and FaithAnabaptist Mennonite Biblical SeminaryPastor Janeen Bertsche Johnson
Thinking EthicallyAnabaptist Mennonite Biblical SeminaryDr. Justin Heinzekehr
Christian Mission and Theology of CreationAsbury Theological SeminaryProfessor Howard A. Snyder
Global EthicsAshland Theological Seminary
Christian Creation SpiritualityAustin Theological SeminaryDr. William Greenway
Christian Ecological Ethics and Political IssuesBoston University School of TheologyDr. John Hart
Christianity and Ecology in Community ContextsBoston University School of TheologyDr. John Hart
Sacred Earth: Indigenous Peoples’ Ecological TraditionsBoston University School of TheologyDr. John Hart
Advanced Topics in Ethics: EcologyBoston University School of TheologyDr. John Hart
The Bible and the Care of the EarthCandler School of TheologyProf. Carol Newsom
Ethics, Spirituality, and Global Climate ChangeCatholic Theological UnionDr. Dawn M. Nothwehr, Dr. Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
Catholic Environmental Ethics: Sources, Norms, and IssuesCatholic Theological UnionDr. Dawn Nothwehr
To Care for the Earth:
Ethics and the Environment
Catholic Theological UnionDr. Dawn Nothwehr
Ecology and Spiritual PracticeCatholic Theological UnionDr. Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
Earth and Its Distress: Ecological Ethics in Christian PerspectiveChicago Theological SeminaryPastor Janet Parker
The Bible and the EarthChristian Theological SeminaryDr. Carol Johnston, Rev. Dr. Marti Steussy
Science, Religion, and the End of the WorldColumbia Theological SeminaryDr. Mark Douglas, C. De Pree
Sustainable ChurchColumbia Theological SeminaryDr. Stanley Saunders
Creation, New Creation, and EcologyColumbia Theological SeminaryDr. William Brown & Dr. Stanley Saunders
New Creation and Ecology: Practicing in the GardenColumbia Theological SeminaryDr. Taylor Flory, Dr. Stanley Saunders
Apocalyptic EcologyColumbia Theological SeminaryDr. Stanley Saunders
Environment and EcumeneColumbia Theological SeminaryDr. Mark Douglas
Ecology, Theology, and the Church’s WitnessColumbia Theological SeminaryRev. Dr. Richard Floyd
The Theology and Ecology of Common GroundDrew Theological SchoolDr. Laurel Kearns, Danna Knowle Fewell
Christianity and EcologyDrew Theological SchoolProfessor Laurel Kearns
Agrarian Theology for an Urban WorldDuke Divinity SchoolDr. Norman Wirzba
Food, Eating, and the Life of FaithDuke Divinity SchoolDr. Norman Wirzba
Theology in Ecological ContextDuke Divinity SchoolDr. Norman Wirzba
Caring for CreationDuke Divinity SchoolDr. Norman Wirzba
The Theology and Spirituality of PlaceDuke Divinity SchoolDr. Norman Wirzba
Environmental Philosophy and EthicsDuke Divinity SchoolDr. Christensen & Dr. Norman Wirzba
Creation Care in Scripture and ChurchEastern Mennonite SeminaryDr. Dorothy Jean Weaver
The Oikos of God: Economy and Ecology in the Global HouseholdGarrett-Evangelical Theological SeminaryDr. Timothy Eberhart
Eschatology, New Creation, and Communal EthicsGeorge Fox Evangelical Seminary
Theology and Ethic of the LandGeorge Fox Evangelical SeminaryDr. Randy Woodley
Introduction to Religion and EcologyHarvard Divinity SchoolProfessor Dan McKanan
Green Buddhism: Faith, Ecology and ActivismHarvard Divinity SchoolDr. Lama Willa Miller
Theology and ScienceHoly Apostles College and SeminaryDr. Tom Sheahen, Sr. Carla Mae Streeter, OP
Theology, Environment and EthicsLuther SeminaryRev. Alan G. Padgett
Bible and the EnvironmentLuther SeminaryProfessor Kathryn Schifferdecker
Wilderness Travel Seminar to Holden Village: Liturgy and the Cylces of CreationLutheran School of TheologyDr. Benjamin Stewart
Biomedical Ethics in a Multicultural WorldLutheran School of TheologyDr. Richard Perry
Epic of CreationLutheran School of TheologyDr. Gayle W. Oloschak
Religious Responses to Environmental InjusticeLutheran School of TheologyDr. Benjamin Stewart
The Future of Creation: Foundations for a Just and Sustainable WorldLutheran School of TheologyDr. Gayle Woloschak & Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing
Dust to Dust: Ritual and Theology of Human Earth
Boundedness
Lutheran School of TheologyDr. Benjamin Stewart
Biblical Perspectives on NatureLutheran School of TheologyRev. Dr. Barbara Rossing, Dr. Theodore Hiebert
Ecology and the BibleLutheran School of TheologyRev. Dr. Chilkuri Vasantha Rao
Visceral TheologyLutheran Seminary
Program in the Southeast
Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez
Earth Theology: Environmental Perspectives on Creation, Redemption, and SpiritualityLutheran Seminary Program in the SouthwestDr. Faye Schott
Environment & Religion in Northern Appalachia Lutheran Theological SeminaryRev. Dr. Gilson Waldkoenig
Food: From Table Grace to the Politics of Food DistributionMcCormick Theological SeminaryProfessor Deborah J. Kapp
Globalization and FoodMcCormick Theological SeminaryProfessor Jennifer R. Ayres
Job and his Modern InterpretersMcCormick Theological SeminaryDr. Theodore Hiebert
Big Blue Marble SyllabusMeadville Lombard Theological SchoolProfessor Michael Hogue
Cosmos and Ethos: Religious Naturalism and the Climate CrisisMeadville Lombard Theological SchoolProfessor Michael Hogue
Globalization, Religion, EthicsMeadville Lombard Theological SchoolProfessor Michael Hogue
Environmental Ethics: Bios, Anthropos, TheosMeadville Lombard Theological SchoolProfessor Michael Hogue
Connections in Ecology and Religious EducationMethodist Theological School of OhioRev. Dr. Timothy Van Meter
Wilderness and FaithNorth Park Theological SeminaryDr. Jay Bruckner, Dr. Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom, & Dr. Phil Anderson
Thought of Wendell BerryNorth Park Theological SeminaryDr. Jay Phelan, Dr. Brent Laytham
Earth Insights: A Nature-Based Christian Spirituality Building on the work of Teilhard de ChardinOblate School of Theology
Rabbi as Environmental ActivistReconstructionist Rabbinical CollegeRabbi Mordechai Liebling
Food Justice: An Interfaith ExplorationReconstructionist Rabbinical CollegeRabbi Mordechai Liebling
Theology of Growing and EatingSaint Paul School of TheologyDr.Shannon Jung
Ecology: Science, Philosophy, and Faith in Dialogue in the Context of the Contemporary Ecological CrisisSalesian Pontifical University, RomeProf. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam
Faith Ethics and the Biodiversity CrisisSanta Clara UniversityDr. Keith Douglass Warner
Environmental Justice in the Catholic ImaginationSanta Clara UniversityDr. Keith Douglass Warner
Moral Vision of Cesar ChavezSanta Clara UniversityDr. Keith Douglass Warner
Green TheologySenate of Serampore University, India
Environmental Ethics and LiberationStarr King School for the MinistryRev. Sofía Betancourt
Wendell Berry: Creation, Stewardship, and Spiritual LifeTruett Theological Seminary–BaylorDr. R. Robert Creech
Environmental Issues from Christian PerspectivesUnion Biblical SeminaryProfessor Johnson Thomaskutty
Religion and the EnvironmentUniversity of San Francisco Religious Studies DepartmentProfessor Eileen M. Harrington
Environmental EthicsUniversity of San Francisco Religious Studies DepartmentProfessor Eileen M. Harrington
Buddhism and the EnvironmentUniversity of the South School of TheologyDr. Sid Brown
Sustainability as an Ethical ProblemUniversity of the South School of TheologyAndrew R. H. Thompson, Ph.D.
Environmental EthicsUniversity of the South School of TheologyAndrew R. H. Thompson, Ph.D.
Climate EthicsUniversity of the South School of TheologyAndrew R. H. Thompson, Ph.D. & Michael Coffey, Ph.D.
Opening the Book of Nature: Creation, Ecology, and EconomyUniversity of the South School of TheologyDr. Robin Gottfried and Dr. Cynthia Crysdale
Religious EnvironmentalismUniversity of the South School of Theology Dr. Sid Brown
Climate Change and the Christian FaithVancouver School of TheologySallie McFague, Ph.D.
Daily Bread: Food, Faith, Mercy, and JusticeWake Forest UniversityProf. Rev. Mark Jensen
Field, Table, Communion: Food and the Work of MinistryWake Forest UniversityDr. Fred Bahnson
A Language that can Make us Whole: Reading and Writing Environmental LiteratureWake Forest UniversityDr. Fred Bahnson
Food, Faith, and Health: Navigating the Intersections in CommunityWake Forest UniversityProf. Rev. Mark Jensen
Ethics, Environment, and DevelopmentWartburg Theological SeminaryRev. Dr. Duane Larson
The Theology and Ecology of
Common Ground
Wesley Theological SeminaryDr. Greg Hitzhusen, Dr. Beth Norcross
Greening Your CongregationWesley Theological SeminaryDr. Beth Norcross
Ecology and Seasons of Christian WorshipWesley Theological SeminaryProfessor Joseph E. Bush
Journey of the UniverseYale Divinity SchoolDr. Mary Evelyn Tucker and Professor John Grim
Introduction to Religion and EcologyYale Divinity SchoolDr. Mary Evelyn Tucker and Professor John Grim
American Indian Religions and EcologyYale Divinity SchoolProfessor John Grim
Western Religions and EcologyYale Divinity SchoolDr. Mary Evelyn Tucker and Professor John Grim
East Asian Religions and EcologyYale Divinity SchoolDr. Mary Evelyn Tucker and Professor John Grim
The Worldview of Thomas Berry: Flourishing of the Earth Community Yale Divinity SchoolDr. Mary Evelyn Tucker and Professor John Grim
Biblical ValuesYale Divinity SchoolDr. John J. Collins
Earth Ethics As Justice EthicsPacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Prof. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda
Climate Justice Climate EthicsPacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Prof. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda
Green Preaching: Honoring God’s Creation Through ProclamationThe Lutheran Theological SeminaryRev. Angela Zimmann, Ph.D.
Religious Education and Our Ecological ContextCandler School of TheologyJennifer R. Ayres
Creation Care and the Faith Community: A Grassroots Response TH/NTH Summer Term May 14 – July 16, 2016Virginia Union University,
Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology
Faith B. Harris
Religion, Ethics and EcologyThe Catholic University of America,
School of Theology and Religious Studies
William D. Dinges
Theology, Ecology, SpiritualityEcumenical Theological SeminaryProfessor: Jim Perkinson

The Green Seminary Initiative (GSI) is dedicated to building a nationwide coalition of theological schools that infuse care of the earth into all aspects of theological education. Specifically, the initiative encourages the education of seminarians and the “greening” of seminaries in five broad areas: Education, Worship, Buildings and Grounds, Community Life, and Public Ministry. GSI offers consulting services for “greening” theological schools; shares educational materials, resources, and pedagogical approaches for eco-justice leadership and creation care; Gathers and houses comprehensive “Seminary Green Profiles,” for theological schools; and connects theological schools, faculty, and seminarians who are interested in greening their institutions. For more information, visit http://greenseminaries.org.

The Seminary Stewardship Alliance (SSA) is a consortium of schools dedicated to reconnecting Christians with the Biblical call to care for God’s creation. The SSA: 1) Catalyzes sustainable practices in seminaries by providing consulting services; 2) Advances scholarship on creation care by sharing academic courses and resources; and 3) Nourishes dialogue within and among seminaries and its leaders. The Seminary Stewardship Alliance is based at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina and currently hosts 31 Protestant schools in its membership. More information about the Seminary Stewardship Alliance can be found here