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Jonathan MooJonathan Moo

Lindaman Chair

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3386
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Beeksma Family Theological Cen 208

Jonathan Moo (Ph.D. Cantab) holds graduate degrees in both biblical studies and wildlife ecology, and his teaching encompasses courses in New Testament, Greek, exegesis, science and faith, and environmental studies. He regularly takes students into the mountains for study, reflection, and recreation and offers a Theology and Ecology course every other January at Tall Timber Ranch in the North Cascades. Other years, he and his wife Stacey Moo (M.A. Courtauld), an art historian, lead students on a study program in Greece.

His current research and writing is focused on the book of Revelation; a theology of belonging; and environmental ethics.


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


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

New Testament; ecology and environmental studies; science and faith; early Judaism; book of Revelation and apocalyptic literature

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors


Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World. Co-authored with Douglas J. Moo. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2018.

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.

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

Articles and Chapters (selection):

'Fourth Ezra and Revelation 21:1-22:5: Paradise City'. In Reading Revelation in Context: John's Apocalypse and Second Temple Judaism. Edited by Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, in press.

'From Ruin to Renewal: The Groaning of Creation under Human Dominion'. Sapientia 27 September 2018. <>.

'The Biblical Basis for Creation Care'. Pages 28-42 in Creation Care and the Gospel: Reconsidering the Mission of the Church. Edited by Colin Bell and Robert S. White. 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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'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.


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.

Presentations (selection):

'Disasters, Injustice and the Goodness of Creation: A Biblical Perspective'. Faraday Institute's Disasters, Faith and Resilience Conference, Westminster College, Cambridge, England, 14 April, 2018.

'Far as the Curse is Found: Response to J. Richard Middleton'. Ecological Ethics and Biblical Studies Research Group, Institute for Biblical Research, Boston, Mass., 17 November, 2017.

'The Ecological Vision of the Christian Scriptures'. Faraday Institute's Cambridge Perspectives on Science and Religion, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, July 7, 2017.

'Transcending Nature? Christianity and Ecomodernism'. Faraday Research Seminar on Science and Religion, St Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, 30 May, 2017.

'Healing and Hope for a World of Wounds', Lausanne North American Regional Conference, Gordon College, Boston, 28 July 2015.

'New Images for a New Earth: Christ, creation and the mission of the church', Regent College Pastor's Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, 7 May 2015.

'Climate change and the apocalyptic imagination: Science, faith and ecological responsibility', Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Diego, 22 November, 2014.

'The Biblical Basis for Creation Care', Lausanne Consultation on Creation Care, Runaway Bay, Jamaica, 31 October 2012.

'Most Influential Professor', as named by Whitworth class of 2018

Innovative Teacher of the Year Award, Whitworth University, 2014