I find myself writing things that somehow seems to fit into the general category of “ecological theology.” But what do I mean by “ecological theology”?
Since I’m in the Western religious tradition, one starting place for this discussion is the Bible, Genesis 1.28, where God tells the first humans that they have “dominion” over all other living beings; that they are to go be fruitful and multiply and “subdue” the earth. Words like “subdue” and “dominion” have been interpreted to justify all kinds of ecological destruction. In the context of Western religious traditions, the job of ecological theology is to re-interpret our religious tradition (to use the phraseology of Rosemary Radford Ruether) so that our tradition isn’t being used to justify ecological destruction.
But that’s just one starting place.