When considering the role of religion in the fight against violence and injustices, soil has not been a prominent, or even minor, focus for most Christians. However, we are currently witnessing the anthropogenic degradation of our soil, caused primarily by our industrialized agricultural practices. This violence perpetrated against the ground is critically important to address because our lives as human beings are deeply dependent upon healthy soil. As Christians, a soil-based theological anthropology connects us to the soil on an even deeper level, reminding us that we are formed from this ground and have a sacred responsibility to love and care for the soil.
"Dirty Theology: Protecting the Soil as an Act of Worship,"
New Horizons: Vol. 6:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarcommons.scu.edu/newhorizons/vol6/iss2/8