Academic Conference (non-residential) Greening the Gods: Ecology and Theology in the Ancient World 18th-19th March 2014
This interdisciplinary conference will explore pagan, Jewish and Christian ideas about the intersection of theology and ecology. How did these ancient thinkers understand their natural environment to stand in relation to the divine? And how did this understanding condition human interaction with the natural world? At the same time, the conference will consider what impact, if any, should ancient thinking about the environment have on our own ecological thinking? As such this conference aims, in a mutually reinforcing process, to shape both our knowledge of the ancient world and the work of those who are writing the theology, philosophy and ethics of the twenty-first century.
The conference is sponsored jointly by the Classics Faculty, University of Cambridge and the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, and will be held in St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. Further details including a booking form can be found on the Conferences page of this website.