Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, Ecotheology 9.2 August 2004

Debt, Epistemology and Ecotheology

Philip Goodchild
Issued Date: 22 Feb 2007


The roots of the contemporary ecological crisis demand theological redescription:
economic globalisation, driven by debt, is founded on a poor
epistemology constructed around a theology of money. Modern and
postmodern epistemologies with a humanistic frame of reference, as well
as more traditional epistemologies with a naturalistic frame of reference,
are inadequate to address the contemporary predicament as well as restrictive
in the space they construct for theology. An ecotheology, liberated
from secular humanist constraints, is necessary to construct an adequate

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DOI: 10.1558/ecot.


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