History of New View

Let me tell you how this page and theology came to be. I'm a follower of Christ ('Christian' of evangelical persuasion), who has always had a deep concern for nature and for collective environmental responsibility, and deep intuition that God has this same concern. But was I right? For forty years I have had a deep awareness that my own interests and views should take second place to what God has revealed in the Bible. But also that we ourselves must take responsibility for how we interpret the Bible.

I found that traditional evangelical theology - of many kinds - did not give me sufficient grounds for getting involved in a major way in environmental matters (see my story). But I also noticed that huge chunks of Scripture are glossed over or even ignored by these evangelical ways of seeing things. So I wanted to find out whether, without forcing it to my view, Scripture does in fact give grounds for environmental concern and action. I found it did. Initially three main things stood out:

So I began to put these pieces together, with some other things, and the 'new view' theology emerged.

Created: 21 May 2006 by Andrew Basden.

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