Is the Bible to blame for an over-heated, over-crowded world whose fate hangs in the balance in Copenhagen?
Ekklesia says that Sir David Attenborough caused a small uproar when he told the journal Nature that the Book of Genesis, with its instruction to go forth and multiply and have dominion over the earth, had encouraged human recklessness.
American film-maker, Steven Ounanian has a different take on the Biblical perspective.
(He) gives an alternative view from a range of scholars, philosophers and commentators (including me). Attenborough was undoubtedly right that some interpretations of Genesis down the centuries must bear responsibility for widespread environmental destruction. But the contributors here offer some different readings of the Creation story, with all its subtle messages about humans, nature and knowledge.
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