IAAJAH - IGWEBUIKE: An African Journal of Arts and Humanities
Vol. 9 No. 1, 2023
UNDERSTANDING ECOTHEOLOGY: TOWARDS AN AUTHENTIC DOMINION THEOLOGY
Ibe, Julian Chukwuemeka, PhD & Anthony, Adams Kumbo

ABSTRACT

As part of creation, it is incumbent on man to care for the earth even as the earth cares for man by providing a habitat and every raw material man needs to make manís temporal existence as comfortable as possible. If man takes care of the earth, the earth will take care of man. The task of educating people about this does not rest on the sciences alone. Religion has a role to pay. This work on ecotheology seeks a reorientation on the true meaning of dominion theology. It begins with and introduction. It discusses ecotheology and then the problem of dominion theology and presents the authentic Christian meaning according the Godís plan. To enrich our discussion, excerpts from other churches and religions are obtained. The need for ecotheology is one again reestablished. Finally, recommendations are made and the work is concluded.

Keywords: Creation, dominion theology, ecology, ecotheology, stewardship
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