Wilderness in the Bible

toward a theology of wilderness

Robert Barry Leal

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Abstract

Wilderness in many parts of the globe is under considerable threat from human development. This has important ramifications not only for fauna and flora but also for human well-being. Wilderness in the Bible addresses this ecological crisis from a biblical and theological perspective. It first establishes the context of a biblical study of wilderness and then passes to an analysis of the attitudes toward wilderness in the canonical biblical record. This provides the biblical basis for the development of a theology of wilderness for the twenty-first century. The Australian wilderness is taken as a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages357
ISBN (Print)0820471380
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameStudies in biblical literature
PublisherPeter Lang
Volume72
ISSN (Print)1089-0645

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Keywords

  • Wilderness (Theology)--Biblical teaching
  • Nature--Religious aspects--Christianity

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Leal, R. B. (2004). Wilderness in the Bible: toward a theology of wilderness. (Studies in biblical literature; Vol. 72). New York: Peter Lang.