Green Team Resources

Bibliography for Care for Creation

Lutheran Eco-Theology

Dahill, Lisa E., and James B. Martin-Schramm, eds. Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2016.

Hoffman, Bengt R. Theology of the Heart: The Role of Mysticism in the Theology of Martin Luther. Minneapolis: Kirk House Publishers, 1998.

Moe-Lobeda, Cynthia D. Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2013.

Luther, Martin. “Concerning Rebaptism: A Letter of Martin Luther to Two Pastors.” In

Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings, edited by Timothy F. Lull, 341–74. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1989.  

———. “The Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ—Against the Fanatics.” In

Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings, edited by Timothy F. Lull, 314–40. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1989.

Rasmussen, Larry, and Dieter Hessel, eds. Earth Habitat: Eco-Injustice and the Church’s Response. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2001.

Rasmussen, Larry L. Earth Community Earth Ethics. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1997.

———. Earth-Honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Schade, Leah D. Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2015.

Sittler, Joseph. Essays on Nature and Grace. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1972.

Stewart, Benjamin M. A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth’s Ecology. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2011.

Tillich, Paul. “Nature Mourns for a Lost Good.” In The Shaking of the Foundations. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1948.

Wright, Nancy G. “Christianity and Environmental Justice.” Crosscurrents 61, no. 2 (2011): 161–90.



Ball, Philip. Life’s Matrix: A Biography of Water. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.

Chamberlain, Gary L. Troubled Waters: Religion, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008.

Hawken, Paul, and Tom Steyer. Drawdown: the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. New York: Penguin, 2017.

Klein, Naomi. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2014.

Kolbert, Elizabeth. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2015.

Lohan, Tara, ed. Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource. San Francisco: AlterNet Books, 2010.

Seielstad, George A. Dawn of the Anthropocene: Humanity’s Defining Moment. Alexandria, VA: American Geosciences Institute. 2012. Kindle.

Solomon, Steven. Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization. New York: Harper Collins, 2010.

Wilson, Edward O. Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2016.

———. The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2006.



 Santmire, H. Paul. Ritualizing Nature: Renewing Christian Liturgy in a Time of Crisis. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008.

———. The Travail of Nature: The Ambiguous Ecological Promise of Christian Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1985.

Smith, James K. A. Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.

———. Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation. Grand Rapids, MI, 2009.


Sacramental Creation Spirituality

Anthony, Carl. The Earth, The City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race. New York: New Village Press. 2017.

Berry, Thomas. The Dream of the Earth. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1988.

———. The Great Work: Our Way into the Future. New York: Bell Tower, 1999.

———. The Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth. Edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009.

Brock, Rita Nakashima, and Rebecca Ann Parker. Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire.

           Boston: Beacon Press, 2008.

Brown, William P. The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Conradie, Ernst M., Sigurd Bergmann, Celia Deane-Drummond, and Denis Edwards.

Christian Faith and the Earth: Current Paths and Emerging Horizons in Ecotheology. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015.

Hart, John. Sacramental Commons: Christian Ecological Ethics. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006.

Grim, John, and Mary Evelyn Tucker. Thomas Berry: Reflections on His Life and Thought. Teilhard Studies Number 61, 2010.

Hastings, Stephen L. Whole-Earth Ethics for Holy Ground: The Development and Practice of “Sacramental” Creation Spirituality.

            Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017.

Hessel, Dieter T., and Rosemary Radford Ruether, eds. Christianity and Ecology:  Seeking the Well-Being of Earth and Humans.

            Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.

Kutolowski, Lisa Hershey, and Mark Kutolowski. River of Life: 40 Days of Prayer, Connecticut River Pilgrimage 2017,

             produced for the Connecticut River Pilgrimage, May 31–July 9, 2017 by Kairos Earth. 

Macfarlane, Robert. Landmarks. London: Penguin Random House UK, 2016.

McFague, Sallie. Super, Natural Christians: How We Should Love Nature. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997.

Myers, Ched, ed. Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2016.

O’Donohue, John. Beauty: Rediscovering the True Sources of Compassion, Serenity, andHope. New York: Harper, 2004.

Peppard, Christiana Z. Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2014.

Pope Francis, with introduction by Naomi Oreskes. Encyclical on Climate Change & Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home.

               New York: Melville House, 2015.

Tucker, Mary Evelyn, and John Grim, eds. Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016.

Wright, Nancy G., and Donald Kill. Ecological Healing: A Christian Vision. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1993.

Transformational Education toward Creation Care

Burke, Suzanne, ed. Living the Promises of Baptism: 101 Ideas for Parents. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2010.

Daly, Herman E., and John B. Cobb, Jr. For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable         

               Future. Boston: Beacon Press, 1989.

Louv, Richard. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2006.

Transformational Leadership toward Creation Care

Antal, Jim, and Bill McKibben. Climate Change, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Biviano, Erin Lothes. Inspired Sustainability: Planting Seeds for Action. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016.

Bullard, Robert D, ed. The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2005.

Chavis, Benjamin F. Jr., and Charles Lee. Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States: A National Report on Racial land Socio-Economic Characteristics

             of Communities with Hazardous Waste Sites. Commission for Racial Justice, United Church of Christ, 1967.  

Cole, Luke W., and Sheila R. Foster, From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement.

            New York: New York University Press, 2001.

Macy, Joanna, and Chris Johnstone. Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2017.

Marshall, George. Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2014.

Moore, Mary Elizabeth. Ministering with the Earth. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 1998.

Ruether, Rosemary Radford, ed. Women Healing Earth: Third World Women on Ecology, Feminism, and Religion. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1996.

Schade, Leah D., and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas. Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Crisis. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

Senge, Peter, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers. Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future.

            New York: Doubleday, 2004.

Wallace, Mark I. Green Christianity: Five Ways to a Sustainable Future. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010.

Weaver, Jace, ed. Defending Mother Earth: Native American Perspectives on Environmental Justice. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1997.

Wheatley, Margaret J. So Far from Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2012.



 Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology—the largest and most comprehensive website related to religion and ecology in the world:

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May 14, 2020