Ecology in Genesis 1, with Ellen Bernstein

(by Almut-Barbara Renger)

We would like to bring a clip to your attention which is an excerpt of the Spotlights episode featuring Rabbi Ellen Bernstein. In this clip, she discusses her ecological interpretation of the Bible, specifically the ecological implications of the first chapter of the book of Genesis. She wrote a wonderful book on the topic, The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology (Pilgrim Press).

More information about the book can be found on the publisher’s website here.
Details for the full episode are available here.
You can watch the clip below or listen to it here.

This is really worth to be checked out – particularly when you are interested in the interrelations of religion and ecology!