Reading Scripture with Creation

 

Trisha Tull writes a column for the online Christian lectionary resource Working Preacher. Here is a repost of her July 2016 column on strategies for reading your faith tradition's scripture with nature in mind--and finding much more about creation as an active force in relation to society. 

She writes:

When pastors and Bible study participants seek a stronger ecological hermeneutic, I often challenge them simply to read Scripture with an eye to its many references to beyond-human elements of creation, their roles, and actions. The shift to thinking of the rest of the universe as part of the story, rather than simply the stage on which the human drama takes place, awakens us to biblical writers’ attentiveness to nature, and helps develop our own attentiveness. 

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