• If ecotheology feels like an unfamiliar word, or worse ‒ like a theological fashion statement ‒ it might be good to begin this book by circling it overhead. First, look at the credentials of the editors and contributors. Of the editors, Alan G. Padgett, is Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kiara A. Jorgenson is Assistant Professor of Religion and Environmental Studies and Director of the Environmental Conversations Pro-gram at St. Olav College with a Ph.D. from the aforementioned Luther Semi-nary.