n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Christ-centred ethical behaviour and ecological crisis : what resources do the concepts of order in creation and eschatological hope offer? : original research

Volume 78, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
  • E-ISSN: 2304-8557



The ecological crisis, as well as a limited ethical response, forces a reflection on the transformative potential of Christian ethics on an idolatrous society largely shaped by a dominant economic culture. The aim of the article was to explore how the concepts of creation order and eschatological hope may be helpful in the understanding and formulation of a Christ-centred ethical response to the ecological crisis. A review of the relevant literature was presented, limited to insights from Reformational philosophy and eco-theology into the concepts of creation order and eschatology. The main internal tensions of using the concepts of creation order and eschatological hope as resources in Christ-centred eco-ethics were highlighted and discussed. Some implications for the further explanation and development of Christ-centred eco-ethics are outlined.

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