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Senior Research Fellow

Rev Dr John D Weaver

MA (Oxford), BSc (Wales), PhD (Wales)

John Weaver is a Baptist minister, chair of the IBTSC Amsterdam Board of Directors and chair of the John Ray Initiative, connecting Environment, Science and Christianity. Dr Weaver was formerly principal of the South Wales Baptist College and Dean of the Faculty of Theology in Cardiff University. Dr Weaver's main research interests are: theological reflection on work and life issues; the dialogue between science and faith.


A Theology of Energy (Baptist Ministers’ Journal, 2003, Volume 284, pp. 3-10

Questions follow in the tsunami’s wake (Baptist Times, 13th January, 2005, p.5)

‘Co-Redeemers: A Theological Basis for Creation Care’ in Perspectives in Religious Studies Vol.36, No.2, (National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, Mercer Press, Georgia, 2009)

‘The Challenge of Evolutionary Theory for the 21st Century Church’, Faith & Thought, No.46, April 2009, The Victoria Institute

‘Climate Change: Covenant making, breaking and restoration’, Journal of European Baptist Studies, 2011

‘God, Truth and Climate Change’, Baptist Ministers’ Journal, 2011

‘Hopeful Disciples in a time of Climate Change’ in Stephen Finamore & John Weaver (Editors), Wisdom, Science and the Scriptures; Essays in Honour of Ernest Lucas, Regent’s Park and Bristol Baptist College, 2012; Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2014

‘Progress or Problem? Responding to Genetically Modified Food and Crops’, briefing paper, John Ray Initiative, 2014

‘Is Fracking Good For Us? Energy Security, Energy Prices and the Environment’, briefing paper, John Ray Initiative, 2015, revised 2017

‘European Environmental Policy: Post Brexit what should we do?’  briefing paper, John Ray Initiative, 2016

Book Chapters

n the Beginning God - Modern Science and the Christian Doctrine of Creation (Macon, Smyth & Helwys, Oxford, Regent's Park College,1994)
‘The Implications of the New Scientific Worldview for Theology Today’ in John Rogerson (Editor) Industrial Mission in a Changing World (Sheffield, Sheffield Academic Press, 1996)
Earthshaping Earthkeeping: a Doctrine of Creation (London, Lynx/SPCK, June 1999)
‘A Theology of Energy’ in The Energy Study Pack CD-ROM (London, Methodist Church House Publishing, 2003)
Outside-in: relating faith to life and work (Macon, Smyth & Helwys, Oxford, Regent's Park College, 2006)

John Weaver & Margot Hodson (editors) The Place of Environmental Theology. A guide for seminaries, colleges and universities (Whitley Trust, UK and International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague, 2007)

Christianity and Science; Core Text (London, SCM, 2010)

With Stephen Finamore (Editors), Wisdom, Science and the Scriptures; Essays in Honour of Ernest Lucas, Regent’s Park and Bristol Baptist College, 2012; Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2014

With Ian Arbon, Sustainability and Ethics (Industrial Christian Fellowship & John Ray Initiative, 2014)