The Evolution of Green Christianity


  • Michael S. Northcott University of Edinburgh



Christian, environmentalism, divine, creation, evolution, ecological, Protestantism


Review article: Celia Deane-Drummond, Christ and Evolution: Wonder and Wisdom, Fortress Press, 2009, pp. xx and 300, Christopher Southgate, The Groaning of Creation: God, Evolution and the Problem of Evil, Westminster John Knox Press, 2008, pp. xii and 196, Mark I. Wallace, Green Christianity: Five Ways to a Sustainable Future, Fortress Press, 2010, pp. xvii and 181, Norman C. Habel and Peter Drudinger (eds.) Exploring Ecological Hermeneutics, Society of Biblical Literature, 2008, pp. xiv and 183.

Author Biography

Michael S. Northcott, University of Edinburgh

Professor of Ethics, University of Edinburgh


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How to Cite

Northcott, M. S. (2011). The Evolution of Green Christianity. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 5(3), 354–363.



Review Essay