This course explores the ecology, nature, structures, and vocations of the church as an eschatological body in the New Testament, with a particular eye to possible connections between this ecology and the ecology of creation itself. How is the ecology of the church a response to imperial ecologies of the first century? How might the church today respond faithfully to situations of empire and environmental degradation? How might the eschatological imagination of the church be related to God’s intentions for creation? Recommended courses include B520 OT Interpretation I, B521 OT Interpretation II, and B530 NT Interpretation.