The Bible and Ecology


Ecological crisis is one of the main challenges in need of combined response in the last decades. In the critical discussion regarding its roots, biblical scholars have turned to the biblical text and its interpretation through the ages, searching for possible misinterpretations that supported ideologically the environmental exploitation and degradation. They also developed different methodological models for reading the biblical text from an ecological perspective. In light of the pressing global ecological crisis, the research unit would like to continue the critical and inter/trans-disciplinary exploration of the Bible and ecology.

The research unit aims to: 

  • Explore and employ various methodological trends in reading well-known and uncharted biblical and early Christian texts from ecological perspective; 
  • Analyze the use of these texts from the perspectives of various stakeholders including but not limited to biblical scholars from all over the world; 
  • Promote dialogue with various groups from different global locations, within and beyond biblical exegesis and theology, that can improve the ecological biblical interpretation and contribute to other areas of knowledge while enhancing knowledge distribution.


Bible, Religion, Christianity, Ecological Crisis, Climate Change, Environment, Hermeneutics


Ma. Maricel S. Ibita
Ateneo de Manila University

Ma. Marilou S. Ibita
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and De la Salle University-Manila
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Ekaterini Tsalampouni
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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