Great New Book: "On Earth As In Heaven" October 4, 2011 : 2:40 PM

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, in addition to being the spiritual leader to 300 million Orthodox Christians, is the world’s Green Patriarch. He new book On Earth As In Heaven: Ecological Vision and Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is the third and final volume of his selected writings and showcases his statements on environmental degradation, global warming, and climate change.

For example on page 141 he writes:

"We have repeatedly stated that the crisis that we are facing in our world is not primarily ecological. It is a crisis concerning the way we envisage or imagine the world. We are treating our planet in an inhuman, godless manner precisely because we fail to see it as a gift inherited from above; it is our obligation to receive, respect, and in turn hand on this gift to future generations. Therefore, before we can effectively deal with problems of our environment, we must change the way we perceive the world. Otherwise, we are simply dealing with symptoms, not with their causes. We require a new worldview if we are to desire 'a new earth' (Rev. 21.1)."

This is a must read for religious scholars and anyone seeking a deeper understand of the issues we face today. You can purchase the book by clicking here.