New Book! Down-To-Earth Theology: Plants, Animals, and Humans in God’s World

We bring you news from a LWCCN friend, Kasper Bergholt. Kasper has recently published a book entitled “Jordnær teologi: Planter, dyr og mennesker i Guds verden” (English: “Down-To-Earth Theology: Plants, Animals, and Humans in God’s World”), with Danish publisher Semper.

We need to know who we are, where we are, why we are here and where we are going, not least in a time when so much is changing. This book is Kasper’s contribution to respond to these existential questions in relation to our place on Earth, in God’s creation. Does the Christian faith and theology have anything to do with everything around us – the birds, the bees, the trees, and all in between? Does God have anything to do with the Earth, and does the Earth have anything to do with God’s salvation?

Kasper shares with us that,

“…I cover most of the central theological fields from a biblical and eco-theological perspective: Christology, pneumatology, cosmology, anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, eschatology, and ecclesiology. I have also included a chapter on beauty and biodiversity – and biodiversity as an expression of God’s greatness.

Regarding anthropology, my basic point is that as humans we receive a three-staged calling, and that the order of these stages is very important: First, we receive a passive call to be creatures in God’s creation. Second, we receive a semi-active call to admire and revere God’s creation. This ability is what qualifies and directs our third call, an active call to be God’s servants in the world.”

If you understand Danish, or know anyone who does, we welcome you to give the book a read or as gift!