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Local Community Learning Initiative
The Garden or the Desert: A Christian Theology of the Environment
July 23-27, 2018 | Bozeman, MT
Would God allow global climate change if it were really as bad as the scientists warn? Do Christians have a moral responsibility to defend the non-human or are human goods intrinsically more valuable than the non-human world? Environmental debates are raging in our country, and yet, Christian voices are hard to find. This is surprising considering the immense resources Christian moral reflection offers for thinking through these pressing questions. This course will examine theological resources from the Bible and tradition for articulating the relationship between humanity and the earth. Students will learn to apply biblical themes such as garden and desert, wilderness and promised land, mountain and sea, and theological topics such as the Imago Dei, sanctification, original sin, and creation to contemporary environmental debates. From Yellowstone and public lands to climate change and industrial meat production, how does Christian thought challenge us to reimagine our relationships to God’s creation? NOTE: This weeklong LCLI course is free and open to the public. It may also be taken for elective credit in YTI’s Master of Applied Theology program at regular tuition rates.
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2018 Bozeman Summer Session
YTI/Grand Avenue Christian Church
Email the YTI office or call 406-404-1600