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Ecology examines the interconnected and interdependent created world (human and non-human) as ecosystem. Viewed from philosophical, religious or ethical perspectives, “ecosystems principally lead to notions that emphasize the intrinsic value and interdependence of all living things and nature” (Bauckham 2005, 469–470). The engagement of Christian communities with ecological awareness has given rise to ecological theologies.

“Ecotheologies” arose in the late twentieth century alongside a rising awareness for ecological crises. Christian ecotheology …

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Agbiji, Obaji and Swoboda, A.J., “Ecology”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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