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American Film Studies

The 2022 Abraham J. Malherbe Plenary

When: June 8, 2022, 4:30 pm - Wednesday

Where: Collins Alumni Auditorium

Plenary

“The Groaning and Redemption of Creation: Does Paul Speak to the Environmental Crisis?”

In response to the ecological crisis, interpreters have mined New Testament texts for passages relevant to environmental issues, turning most frequently to Paul’s description of the groaning of creation in Romans 8:19-22. While Paul’s major concern is the transformation of a united humanity, the salvation that he envisions is cosmic in scope. Since both the creation and believers share in the sufferings of this age and the hope of transformation, believers now express their solidarity with creation, taking ethical responsibility for the care of the earth.

Speakers

Greg Sterling, Yale Divinity School, Convener and Moderator

  • James W. Thompson, Abilene Christian University Graduate School of Theology, "The Groaning and Redemption of Creation: Does Paul Speak to the Environmental Crisis?"

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