THP404 Ecological Theology (8)

This subject provides students with an opportunity to engage and reflect upon the climate crisis and its implications. Attention will be given to contemporary work in the area of ecological theology, as well as to insights from the natural sciences and other disciplines. In addition, close attention will be given to the insights of climate activists and the experiences of those most affected by climate change.  


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Canberra Campus
United Theological College
Canberra Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
Canberra Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: THP404. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Theology

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is not available to students who have completed subject THL211 Ecological Theology as this is a paired subject and shares similar content.

Assumed Knowledge

Students are recommended to have prior knowledge equivalent to or studied THL460 and THL461.

Subject Relationships

THL211 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically analyse and reflect on the realities of the climate crisis;
  • be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the barriers that prevent people from engaging with the climate crisis;
  • be able to draw on a variety of hermeneutical approaches to Scripture and the Christian tradition for understanding and responding to ecological challenges;
  • be able to articulate and communicate ecotheological methodologies in a variety of theological contexts; and
  • be able to demonstrate self-guided learning, including sound research, writing and communication skills.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The realities of climate change and its effects
  • Ecotheology and its methodologies
  • Stewardship and ecojustice
  • Biblical and theological engagements with ecological challenges
  • Insights from theology and the Christian tradition

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.