(searched for: Vocation of Humanity in Genesis 2-3 and its Implications for Eco-Theology in Africa)
Published: 31 March 2021
European Journal of Theology and Philosophy, Volume 1, pp 1-6; doi:10.24018/theology.2021.1.2.10
This essay recognizes the fact that human beings are created for a purpose, and this is referred to as the human vocation. The essay examines how the text of Genesis 2-3 presents this vocation and its ecological dimensions with implications for eco-theology in Africa. The aim is to provide a theological contribution to the contemporary ecological problems with particular reference to the African continent. Contemporary Africa is faced with a myriad of problems emanating from the way people treat the environment. The essay argues that eco-theology can provide a contextual theological framework for confronting the ecological challenges of the African continent. The methodology is both descriptive and analytical, and it employs the results of the historical critical method of biblical exegesis.