Christians and Creation

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In advance of Earth Day, Duke Divinity School Professor Ellen Davis will answer questions about Christian views on environmental issues in a live webcast “Office Hours” interview beginning at noon April 9 on Duke’s Ustream channel.

Viewers can submit questions in advance or during the session by e-mail to, on the Duke University Live Ustream page on Facebook, or via Twitter with the tag #dukelive.

Davis was a contributor to the Green Bible, a 2008 publication of the Bible that highlights in green ink the passages pertaining to the relationship among God, creation, and humanity.

“My argument is simple,” she writes in an essay in the book’s preface. “The Old Testament offers indispensible insight into the sources of our current environmental crisis as well as guidance toward wiser and more faithful ways of relating to God’s creation.”

Her most recent book, “Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible” (Cambridge University Press, 2009), integrates biblical studies with a critique of industrial agriculture and food production.

See Duke Today for more information about the online interview or e-mail James Todd.