Ernst Conradie, What Went Wrong with the World? Redeeming Sin amidst Ecological Destruction


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In an age of ecological destruction, collaborative efforts are crucial for describing the many rotten "fruits" of this destruction, as well as uncovering its "roots" and finding more sustainable alternatives. What is the role of Christian theology in this multi-disciplinary task? One contribution is that of social diagnostics or understanding what has gone wrong with the world. In this lecture, Ernst Conradie explores the plausibility of redeeming sin-talk amid ecological destruction.


Ernst M. Conradie is Senior Professor in the Department of Religion and Theology at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. As an international leader in the field of ecotheology, he has published multiple books including Redeeming Sin?: Social Diagnostics amid Ecological Destruction; An Ecological Christian Anthropology: At Home on Earth?; The Earth in God's Economy: Creation, Salvation and Consummation in Ecological Perspective; Creation and Salvation: Volume 1: A Mosaic of Selected Classic Christian Theologies; and Creation and Salvation: Volume 2: A Companion on Recent Theological Movements. 

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments following.

This lecture is made possible by additional support from the Environmental Change Initiative.