Ecotheology Book List

A Primer in Ecotheology

by Celia Deane-Drummond (2017)

Helpful introduction to some of the main topics in the field – a good place to start.

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Laudato Si’

by Pope Francis (2015)

The pope’s encyclical letter on climate change and ‘care for our common home’.


The Greening of the Church

by Sean McDonagh (1990)

McDonagh links social and environmental problems in the developing world, focussing on his experience in the Philippines.

The Sacred Depths of Nature

The Sacred Depths of Nature

by Ursula Goodenough (1998)

Written by a biologist and shows that scientific progress need not render the universe meaningless.

The Great Work: Our Way into the Future: Berry, Thomas: Books

The Great Work

by Thomas Berry (1999)

A call to action from an early visionary in the field that point towards the epic story of the universe.

Christian Guide to Environmental Issues, A: Hodson, Margot R

A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues

by Margot and Martin Hodson (2015)

An accessible introduction, focussing particularly on scientific material and scriptural passages

Going deeper…

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

edited by Roger Gottlieb (2006)

A comprehensive book presenting views from many different religious traditions.

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Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

by Leonardo Boff (1997)

Boff makes an important connection between the oppression of people and the oppression of the Earth.