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  • Pihkala, Panu Petteri (2007)
    There has been a revival of interest worldwide in the thinking of the American professor of theology Joseph Sittler (1904–1988). Sittler dealt with ecological matters theologically as early as in the 1950s, but more important than his pioneer status is the quality of his work. Sittler is best known for his keynote adress at the WCC assembly in New Delhi (1961), where he opposed the separation of nature and grace in Western theology, but his entire output is now being re-read and republished. He is also well-known for his interest in literature and verbal eloquence.
  • Pihkala, Panu Petteri (2016)
    Plans for a Lutheran “eco-reformation” are complicated by the polarization of views related to environmental issues. I argue that there is a special reason to take the agenda of eco-reformation seriously: a widespread and often unconscious environmental anxiety, which posits a pastoral and existential challenge that must be addressed by the churches. I contextualize the challenge of eco-reformation in the historical context of Lutheran eco-theology. Finally, I briefly discuss two key themes for Lutheran eco-theology: God's presence in nature and the theology of the cross.