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Living in God's Creation: Orthodox Perspectives on Ecology

Living in God's Creation: Orthodox Perspectives on Ecology

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Few realize how ecological the vision of Orthodox Christianity really is. Yet it portrays creation as an epiphany of God, and the human person as a workshop of unity, a connecting link uniting creation and Creator. This lofty ideal is to be achieved at a very practical level: we are to manifest our love for God, for other people, and for the world, through "the right use of material things." To communicate this vision, Elizabeth Theokritoff draws on ancient sources—the Fathers, the liturgy, and saints' lives—on modern commentators, and on practical examples from our lived experience. She presents fresh wisdom and insight into Orthodox tradition in a way that is both accessible and relevant to theologians and non-theologians. The thematic arrangement makes it a convenient resource for teachers. It is compelling reading, and demonstrates that environmental concerns have deep roots in Christian tradition. 

Elizabeth Theokritoff was educated at Millfield School and Somerville and Wolfson colleges, Oxford, where she completed her doctorate in liturgical theology under the supervision of Bishop Kallistos (Ware). She is an independent scholar and freelance theological translator from Greek, and has served as a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge. She has had a particular interest in theology of creation since 1988, when she served as visiting Orthodox Tutor at the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey, Switzerland, for the Graduate School on "Justice, peace and the integrity of creation."



  • Foreword
  • Preface and Acknowledgments 
  • Introduction
  • Themes in the Church Fathers
  • The Ascetic Tradition and the Use of the World 
  • The Saints and Their Environment
  • God’s Creation in Orthodox Worship
  • Sacramental Life and Sacramental Living 
  • Themes in Contemporary Orthodox Theology
  • In Conclusion - Living in God’s Creation




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