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Jonathan MooJonathan Moo

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3386
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Westminster Hall 138

During the 2016-2017 academic year, Jonathan Moo will be on sabbatical as a Visiting Scholar at St Edmunds College in the University of Cambridge, where he will be based in the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion.

Current work underway includes a commentary on the book of Revelation; a biblical theology of creation care; and a new research project tentatively entitled ‘Scientific Progress, Ecological Risk, and a Theology of Limits’.


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


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

‘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.

‘Call to Action and Exposition’. Co-authored with Dave Bookless and Lowell Bliss. Pages 7-14 in Creation Care and the Gospel, 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.

‘Introduction’. Co-authored with Robin Routledge. Pages 13-31 in As Long as the Earth Endures, 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.

‘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


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)

‘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.

‘“Be joyful though you have considered all the facts”’, Christians in Science Residential Conference, Queens College, University of Cambridge, 15 July, 2012.

‘Environmental Apocalypse and Christian Hope’, Faraday Summer Course on ‘Science and Religion - the View Both Ways’, St Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, 12 July, 2012.

‘Continuity, discontinuity and hope: the contribution of New Testament eschatology to a distinctively Christian environmental ethos’. Tyndale Fellowship Triennial Conference, Cambridge, 9 July, 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, 19 January, 2009.

‘Eden, Earth and Eschatology in 4 Ezra’, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Boston, Massachusetts, 24 November, 2008.

Innovative Teacher of the Year Award, Whitworth University, 2014