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Jonathan Moo

Jonathan Moo

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: (509) 777-3386
Fax: None listed
Office Location: Westminster Hall 115
E-mail: jmoo@whitworth.edu

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Education:

Ph.D. University of Cambridge
M.A., M.A. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
M.S. Utah State University
B.A. Lake Forest College


Year Joined Whitworth Faculty:  2010

Areas of Specialization / Expertise:

New Testament; early Judaism; apocalyptic literature; environmental ethics; science and faith


Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors:

Books

Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis. Co-authored with Robert S. White. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2014. [Published in the UK as Hope in an Age of Despair: the Gospel and the Future of Life on Earth. Nottingham, England: Inter-Varsity, 2013.]

As Long as the Earth Endures: the Bible, Creation and the Environment. Co-edited with 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.

 

Guidebook

An Introduction to the Natural and Human History of Whitworth University’s Verbrugge Environmental Center. Written and illustrated by Lauren Stark Hammerstrom. Co-edited with Grant Casady. Spokane, Wash.: Whitworth University, 2014.

 

Articles and book chapters 

‘Introduction’. Co-authored with Robin Routledge. Pages 13-31 in As Long as the Earth Endures: the Bible, Creation and the Environment. Edited by Jonathan Moo and Robin Routledge. Nottingham, England: Apollos, 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. [Rev. version of 2010 article, ‘Continuity, Discontinuity and Hope’]

‘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

 

Presentations

“The Biblical Basis for Creation Care,” plenary lecture at Lausanne Consultation on Creation Care, Runaway Bay, Jamaica, (2012); “‘Be joyful though you have considered all the facts’: the Bible and Creation Care,” plenary lecture at Christians in Science Residential Conference, University of Cambridge, (2012); “Environmental Apocalypse and Christian Hope,” invited lecture at Faraday Course on Science and Religion, University of Cambridge, (2012); "Continuity, Discontinuity and Hope: The Contribution of New Testament Eschatology to a Distinctively Christian Environmental Ethos," plenary lecture at the Tyndale Fellowship Triennial Conference, Cambridge, (2009); "The Conversion of Ezra and a Reassessment of Fourth Ezra’s 'Apocalyptic' Theology of Creation,” Hebrew, Jewish and Early Christian Studies Seminar, University of Cambridge, (2009); "Eden, Earth and Eschatology in 4 Ezra," Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Boston, (2008); “Romans 8.19-22 and Isaiah’s Cosmic Covenant,” Senior New Testament Seminar, University of Cambridge (2007); “Natural Law and the Created Order in Fourth Ezra,” Oxbridge Biblical Studies Day Conference, University of Oxford (2006); “Duff, the new Wenham: Review of Jeremy Duff’s Elements of New Testament Greek,” Fifth Annual Study Day for Teachers of Greek in the UK, University of Cambridge (2006).

Innovative Teacher of the Year Award, Whitworth University, 2014