The Cosmic Circle, Jesus and Ecology
Edward P. Echlin
The Cosmic Circle, Jesus and Ecology by Edward P. Echlin (Columba Press,
2004). ISBN 1 85607 451 X. Price: £5.99 Date: 2004
The restoration of mutually supportive relations between humans and the
earth is, the author says, the defining issue of this century. Jesus Christ
is central in Christian ecology, and in all human and earth relationships.
The book begins with some personal practice, and with a 'way of proceeding'
in relating Jesus Christ to the earth. It discusses Jesus' Nazareth years,
his work in family fields with seeds, food, and wildlife. There are chapters
on Jesus' baptism, and the effect of Jesus on water; on his public ministry;
his passion and death; and his resurrection 'filling all things' (Eph.
4.10). Jesus risen is present with us in the earth community today, inviting
us to love, conserve and heal the earth. The book concludes with some
practical suggestions, further resources, and a suggested bibliography.
Web sites of interest:
Earth Spirituality - Jesus at the Centre - by Edward Echlin 1999
Christian Ecology Link