Dr Jonathan Moo


Jonathan Moo was a research associate with the Faraday Institute from 2006-2010 and is back this year doing research with the Faraday Institute as a visiting scholar at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. He is an associate professor of New Testament and environmental studies at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, and teaches and writes in the areas of New Testament, early Judaism, environmental ethics, and science and faith. 

Jonathan did his the Divinity Faculty at the University of Cambridge and holds previous degrees in biology and English (B.A., Lake Forest College), wildlife ecology (M.S., Utah State University), and biblical studies (M.A. Old Testament, M.A. New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary).

Selected Publications:

Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World. Co-authored with Douglas J. Moo. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017 (in press).

‘The Biblical Basis for Creation Care’. Pages 28-42, 321-22 in Creation Care and the Gospel. Vol. 1 of the Lausanne series on Mission in the 21st Century. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2016.

‘Climate change and the apocalyptic imagination: Science, faith and ecological responsibility’. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 50 (2015): 937-48.

Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis. Co-authored with Robert S. White. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2014.

As Long as the Earth Endures: the Bible, Creation and the Environment. Co-edited with Robin Routledge. Nottingham, England: Apollos, 2014.

‘Of Parents and Children: 1 Corinthians 4:15-16 and Life in the Family of God’. Pages 57-73 in Studies in the Pauline Epistles. Edited by Matthew S. Harmon and Jay E. Smith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.

‘New Testament Hope and a Christian Environmental Ethos’. Pages 146-68 in As Long as the Earth Endures: the Bible, Creation and the Environment. Edited by Jonathan Moo and Robin Routledge. Nottingham, England: Apollos, 2014.

Creation, Nature and Hope in 4 Ezra. Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments 237. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011.

‘The Few who obtain Mercy: Soteriology in 4 Ezra’. Pages 98-113 in This World and the World to Come: Soteriology in Early Judaism. Edited by Daniel M. Gurtner. Library of Second Temple Studies 74. London: T&T Clark, 2011.

‘Environmental Apocalypse and Christian Hope’. Ethics in Brief 17.1 (2011). Co-authored with Robert S. White. Reprinted in Bioethics Research Notes 23 (2011): 37-40.

‘Continuity, Discontinuity and Hope: The Contribution of New Testament Eschatology to a Distinctively Christian Environmental Ethos’. Tyndale Bulletin 61 (2010): 21-44.

‘The Sea that is No More: Rev 21.1 and the Function of Sea Imagery in the Apocalypse of John’. Novum Testamentum 51 (2009): 148-67.

‘Environmental Unsustainability and a Biblical Vision of the Earth’s Future’. Pages 255-70, 288 in Creation in Crisis: Christian Perspectives on Sustainability. Edited by Robert S. White. London: SPCK, 2009.

‘Romans 8.19-22 and Isaiah’s Cosmic Covenant’. New Testament Studies 54 (2008): 74-89.

‘A Messiah whom “the Many do not Know”? Rereading 4 Ezra 5:6-7’. Journal of Theological Studies NS 58 (2007): 525-36.