In August, Dom Anthony Sutch, a Benedictine monk, announced that he would hear
eco-confessions of sins against the environment at the Waveney Greenpeace
festival, in a confessional booth carefully constructed from recycled materials.
Frank Furedi has an insightful piece on environmental theology called “In Search of Eco-Salvation” in a recent edition of Spike magazine. He observes that churches that have long abandoned the gospel now view salvation in environmental terms.
Furedi is right to say that this is a caricature in and of itself. He points to the erosion (pardon the pun?) of religious authority as the key reasono why people have turned from saving souls from hell to saving the earth from global warming.
[HT: Al Mohler]