Frymer-Kensky, who has taught at the Reconstructionist
Rabbinical College and Jewish Theological Seminary, is professor of Hebrew
bible at the University of Chicago. She is author of In the Wake of the
Abstract of paper given at
Judaism and Ecology conference:
An exploration of the Biblical conception of the relationship between Humanity, God, and the Earth, this paper focuses on the reason for God's creation of the world and on the essential interweaving of the earth's destiny with humanity's and vice versa. This interlocking destiny presents a limit to ecotheology, since the elimination of humankind from the world is inconceivable, even if it should prove to be a benefit to the earth (or even humankind).