This lecture is on the care of creation. Francis Bacon was the first person to understand the dominion given to humans at Creation as a task for the progressive exploitation of the resources of creation for the improvement of human life. Before this, people had taken the command of Genesis 1:28 as authorizing the ordinary ways in which people already made use of non-human creation - i.e. farming, hunting, fishing, etc. They didn’t view it as a project they were commanded to pursue.

The present ecological crisis demands serious consideration of what it means to care for creation. This author outlines a biblical perspective on caring for the environment today.

Source: Richard Bauckham, 2012. 10 pages.

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