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By A. J. Swoboda,Steven Bouma-Prediger

ISBN-10: 1498227724

ISBN-13: 9781498227728

ISBN-10: 1625644620

ISBN-13: 9781625644626

John McConnell Jr. used to be the famed founder and visionary of Earth Day. McConnell's imaginative and prescient used to be certainly one of making a day of remembrance, solitude, and motion to revive the damaged human courting to the land. Little stated are McConnell's non secular convictions or heritage. McConnell grew up in a Pentecostal domestic. in reality, McConnell's mom and dad have been either founding constitution contributors of the Assemblies of God in 1914. His personal grandfather had a fair better connection to the origins of Pentecostalism via being a private player on the Azusa highway Revival in la in 1906. Earth Day, hence, begun with robust spiritual convictions. McConnell, seeing the ecological dying via his spiritual history, expected an afternoon the place Christians might "show the ability of prayer, the validity in their charity, and their sensible difficulty for Earth's lifestyles and people."

In the spirit of McConnell, brand new Pentecostal and Charismatic theology has anything to claim concerning the earth. Blood Cries Out is a different contribution via Pentecostal and Charismatic theologians and practitioners to the worldwide dialog relating ecological degradation, weather swap, and ecological justice.

"This edited choice of essays is a truly great addition to the rising literature on ecotheology from pentecostal students. they supply unique contributions packed with perception and knowledge from old, theological, and modern stories. additionally they problem theologians either inside and out of Pentecostalism to convey ecology and theology into deeper and extra sustained dialog. Swoboda may be congratulated for enhancing this type of full of life and fascinating set of essays that may develop into a reference aspect for students and scholars of pentecostal ecotheology."
--Mark J. Cartledge, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

"A. J. Swoboda is a unique new voice urging evangelicals to persist with the decision to deal with God's production. In Blood Cries Out, he shines a gentle at the beginnings of Earth Day and the pentecostal roots of John McConnell Jr.'s force to set up this vacation. along with his signature knowledge and accessibility, Swoboda has crafted one other crucial quantity. hugely recommended!"
--Matthew Sleeth, Blessed Earth, Lexington, KY

A. J. Swoboda is a professor, writer, and pastor of Theophilus (theophiluschurch.com) in Portland, OR. He teaches theology, Bible, pastoral stories, and Christian heritage at George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Fuller Seminary, and several other universities and Bible schools. just before this, A. J. served as a campus pastor on the collage of Oregon. His doctoral examine on the college of Birmingham (UK) explored the unending dating among the Holy Spirit and ecology. he's a member of the yank Academy of faith and the Society for Pentecostal reports. A. J. is the writer of A wonderful darkish and Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology, between different books. you will find his site and weblog at ajswoboda.com.

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