Jonathan A. Moo was a Research Associate with The Faraday Institute from 2006-2010 and a visiting scholar from 2016-2017. He serves as President of the Friends of Faraday in the USA and is currently the Edward B. Lindaman Chair and Professor of New Testament and Environmental Studies at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He teaches and writes in the areas of New Testament, early Judaism, environmental ethics, and science and faith.

Jonathan did his PhD in the Divinity Faculty at the University of Cambridge and holds previous degrees in biology and English (B.A., Lake Forest College), wildlife ecology (M.S., Utah State University), and biblical studies (M.A. Old Testament, M.A. New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary).

Selected Publications:

‘Disasters, Injustice and the Goodness of Creation’. In What Good is God? Disasters, Faith and Resilience. Edited by Roger Abbott and Bob White. Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2020.

‘Fourth Ezra and Revelation 21:1-22:5: Paradise City’. In Reading Revelation in Context: John’s Apocalypse and Second Temple Judaism. Edited by Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2019.

‘Climate Change is a Christian Issue’. Pages 191-195 In Cultural Engagement. Edited by Joshua D. Chatraw and Karen Swallow Prior. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2019.

Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World. Co-authored with Douglas J. Moo. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2018.

‘From Ruin to Renewal: The Groaning of Creation under Human Dominion’. Sapientia 27 September 2018.

‘The Biblical Basis for Creation Care’. Pages 28-42 in Creation Care and the Gospel. Vol. 1 of the Lausanne series on Mission in the 21st Century. Edited by Colin Bell and Robert S. White. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2016.

‘Climate change and the apocalyptic imagination: Science, faith and ecological responsibility’. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 50 (2015): 937-48.

As Long as the Earth Endures: the Bible, Creation and the Environment. Co-edited with Robin Routledge. Nottingham, England: Apollos, 2014.

Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis. Co-authored with Robert S. White. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2014.

‘Of Parents and Children: 1 Corinthians 4:15-16 and Life in the Family of God’. Pages 57-73 In Studies in the Pauline Epistles. Edited by Matthew S. Harmon and Jay E. Smith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.

‘New Testament Hope and a Christian Environmental Ethos’. Pages 146-68 in As Long as the Earth Endures: the Bible, Creation and the Environment. Edited by Jonathan Moo and Robin Routledge. Nottingham, England: Apollos, 2014.

Creation, Nature and Hope in 4 Ezra. Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments 237. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011.

‘The Few who obtain Mercy: Soteriology in 4 Ezra’. Pages 98-113 in This World and the World to Come: Soteriology in Early Judaism. Edited by Daniel M. Gurtner. Library of Second Temple Studies 74. London: T&T Clark, 2011.

‘Environmental Apocalypse and Christian Hope’. Ethics in Brief 17.1 (2011). Co-authored with Robert S. White. Reprinted in Bioethics Research Notes 23 (2011): 37-40.

‘Continuity, Discontinuity and Hope: The Contribution of New Testament Eschatology to a Distinctively Christian Environmental Ethos’. Tyndale Bulletin 61 (2010): 21-44.

‘The Sea that is No More: Rev 21.1 and the Function of Sea Imagery in the Apocalypse of John’. Novum Testamentum 51 (2009): 148-67.

‘Environmental Unsustainability and a Biblical Vision of the Earth’s Future’. Pages 255-70, 288 in Creation in Crisis: Christian Perspectives on Sustainability. Edited by Robert S. White. London: SPCK, 2009.

‘Romans 8.19-22 and Isaiah’s Cosmic Covenant’. New Testament Studies 54 (2008): 74-89.

‘A Messiah whom “the Many do not Know”? Rereading 4 Ezra 5:6-7’. Journal of Theological Studies NS 58 (2007): 525-36.

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