Few realize how ecological the vision of Orthodox Christianity really is. Yet it portrays creation as God's epiphany and the human person as a connecting link between creation and Creator. Christian love is manifest 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. 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.
About the Author: Elizabeth Theokritoff is an independent scholar and freelance theological translator from Greek. She holds a doctorate in theology from Oxford and has served as a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge.