Christian activists may work with others to "save the planet". Theological reflection on such earthkeeping praxis would need to relate "creation" with "salvation". However, to do justice to both themes is not easy. This volume explores the ways in which selected classic Christian theologies have grappled with this problem. It includes essays by Svein Rise on Irenaeus, Denis Edwards on Athanasius, Sigurd Bergmann on Gregory of Nazianz, Scott Dunham on Augustine, Elizabeth Theokritoff on Maximus the Confessor, Mary Grey on Medieval female mystics, Ilia Delio on the Franciscan tradition, William French on Thomas Aquinas, Paul Santmire on Martin Luther and Ernst Conradie on John Calvin. A second volume addressing perspectives on the same theme from recent theological movements is currently in progress.
Ernst M. Conradie teaches systematic theology and ethics in the Department of Religion and Theology at the University of the Western Cape.