Once we view animals as having in some sense moral agency, then theories of atonement need to be widened and stretched to include creaturely ills. Read More >
Celia Deane-Drummond is currently full Professor in Theology at the University of Notre Dame, IN, USA and Director of the Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing ratified in 2015. She holds a masters degree in natural science, a doctorate in plant physiology (Reading), an honors degree in theology and a second doctorate in systematic theology (Manchester). Her research interests are in the engagement of theology and natural science, including specifically evolution, ecology, animal behavior and anthropology. She was Professor in Theology and the Biosciences at the University of Chester from 2000-2011 and Director of the Center for Religion and the Biosciences. She has published over thirty papers in internationally recognized scientific journals and over twenty books, either edited or as sole author. She is joint editor of Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences. Recent books include Wonder and Wisdom (DLT, 2006); Genetics and Christian Ethics (Cambridge, 2006); Future Perfect, ed. with Peter Scott (Continuum, 2006, 2010), Ecotheology (DLT, 2008), Christ and Evolution (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009), Creaturely Theology ed. with David Clough (SCM Press, 2009) Religion and Ecology in the Public Sphere, ed. with Heinrich Bedford-Strohm (Continuum, 2011), Animals as Religious Subjects, ed. with Rebecca Artinian Kaiser and David Clough (T & T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2013), The Wisdom of the Liminal (Eerdmans, 2014); ReImaging the Divine Image (Pandora Press, 2014); Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred, ed. with Bronislaw Szerszynski and Sigurd Bergmann (Ashgate, 2015).
The point is that the ‘Fall’ reaches backward into the evolutionary history of the world, as well as pointing forward as a shadow on human history. Read More >