Ecological crisis, undoubtedly, is one of the main challenges that humanity has to deal with in the last decades. In the context of 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 various methodological models for reading the biblical text from an ecological perspective. In light of the pressing global ecological crisis, we would like to continue the critical development of ecological hermeneutics in the Bible and early Christian literatures. The workshop aims:
to provide an overview of current methodological trends in ecological hermeneutics in the biblical field;
to cover unchartered biblical and other early Christian texts;
to encourage the ecological readings of the aforementioned texts from the perspectives of various stakeholders among biblical scholars from all over the world;
to test the applicability of various hermeneutical models on especially “difficult” biblical texts like, for example, those with apocalyptic visions or radical eschatological message.