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Richard Bauckham Bible and Ecology – Rediscovering the Community of Creation, DLT, ISBN 978-0-23252-791-9, £14.95 In his new book the distinguished theologian and New Testament scholar Richard Bauckham explores how Christians should read the Bible in an age facing the threat of ecological disaster. In this book Bauckham considers the relationship of humans to the rest of creation, arguing that there is much more to the Bible’s understanding of this relationship than the mandate of human dominion given in Genesis 1, which has too often been used as a justification for domination and exploitation of the earth’s resources. He is also critical of the notion of stewardship as being on the one hand presumptuous, and on the other too general to explain our key responsibilities in caring for the earth. Drawing on material from other parts of Scripture, including the book of Job, the Psalms and the Gospels, he re-evaluates the biblical tradition of ‘dominion’, in favour of the idea of a ‘community of creation,’ a notion which he believes is in line with the findings of modern ecological science. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in a biblically grounded approach to ecological issues.