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Responding to the Anthropocene

  • Collins Street Baptist Church 174 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

What does it mean to be human and responsible toward a deep future?

Part of a wider project that addresses intersections of ecology, religion, war and peace, this seminar considers the concept of the ‘Anthropocene Epoch’ as a challenge to religion and ethics. Professor David G. Horrell from the University of Exeter will be among presenters who will speak to questions such as raised in Clive Hamilton’s Defiant Earth (Allen & Unwin, 2017).

This is a FREE event.

David G. Horrell is Professor of New Testament Studies and Director of the Centre for Biblical Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. From 2006–2009 he directed a research project on ‘Uses of the Bible in Environmental Ethics’ during which he wrote The Bible and the Environment (2010), co-authored Greening Paul (2010), and co-edited Ecological Hermeneutics (2010). David has also published books on Pauline ethics and on 1 Peter, and is currently working on issues of ethnicity, race and religion in the construction and interpretation of early Christian and Jewish identities.