This course introduces the student to Christian approaches to the environment and environmental ethics. We will begin by examining the roots of the global environmental crisis in Western culture, taking note of the charge which has been made by some (most notably Lynn White Jr.) that Christianity has played a leading role in the development of this crisis. We will then consider a variety of contemporary Christian responses to this crisis which draw from scriptural, doctrinal, philosophical, spiritual, and ethical resources of the tradition in order to promote a more authentic relationship with the earth which is our home. Among those approaches which we will consider are: Christian eco-justice, stewardship, ecological spirituality, and sacramental approaches. Attention will also be given to some typical differences between western Christian (Catholic, Anglican, Protestant) approaches and eastern Christian (Orthodox) ones, with a view towards ecumenical cooperation in working together to heal the earth.