Joint panel with Canadian Evangelical Theological Association

We’re pleased to announce the details of our joint CTS-CETA panel on Monday, June 3, 7 to 8:30pm.

Eschatology and Ecology

Is the ecological crisis the end of our world? Is there a coming eschaton that will swallow up all of the concerns we have today? Both eschatology and ecology have the power to evoke apocalyptic images of the end of the world. Drawing from various Canadian theological streams this joint panel of the Canadian Theological Society (CTS) and the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association (CETA) will explore the relationship between the religious and ecological stories we tell about the future and the hope we have for that future. What kind of hope can eschatologies be used to offer our beleaguered planet? What kind of critique does the ecological crisis offer to the ways theologians formulate their eschatological narratives? What can we learn from the popularized use of eschatology amongst evangelicals that has often negated concern for the earth? Can we legitimately talk about the end without taking responsibility to care of the present?

Panel moderator: Erin Green (Emmanuel College, Toronto School of Theology)
Panelists: Harold Wells (Toronto School of Theology), Jessica Hetherington (Saint Paul University), Frank Emanuel (Saint Paul University)