Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living



Nick Spencer and Bob White


Levels of consumption and production in the West cannot be maintained. The way we live, in particular the way we generate and use energy, is no longer environmentally or socially sustainable. In high-income countries, it threatens our health and well-being. In low-income ones it is already responsible for the death or displacement of hundreds of thousands of people per year, and the prognosis is for it to get worse. We urgently need to reconsider our lifestyles and the policies that shape them. This book represents the first serious Christian engagement with the emerging issue of sustainable consumption and production. Spencer and White analyze the scientific, sociological, economic and theological thinking that makes a Christian response to these trends imperative. Their practical conclusions explore what Christians, church fellowships and the Church can do and campaign about.

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Publisher: SPCK
Date: 23 August 2007
ISBN: ISBN 978-0-281-05833-4