Stewards of the Earth's Resources: A Christian Response to Ecology

Stewards of the Earth's Resources: A Christian Response to Ecology, Christian Century, October 12, 1977. pp. 906-909

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J. Patrick Dobel

University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Date Written: October 12, 1977

Abstract

This paper argues that Christian beliefs do not necessarily contribute to the environmental crisis by reducing the earth to a possession to be exploited and populated by people. It examines the nature of the earth as an independent creation of God that is entrusted to human beings as trustees of a creation that possesses a deep worth reflecting God's glory and creation impulse. The paper discusses the 2000 year old tradition of stewardship as an ethic to develop and defend environmental stewardship.

Keywords: stewards, stewardship, Christian theology, God's creation, ethics of stewardship, Environmental critique of Christianity

Suggested Citation

Dobel, J. Patrick, Stewards of the Earth's Resources: A Christian Response to Ecology (October 12, 1977). Stewards of the Earth's Resources: A Christian Response to Ecology, Christian Century, October 12, 1977. pp. 906-909. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2033435

J. Patrick Dobel (Contact Author)

University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance ( email )

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Seattle, WA 98195
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206-616-1680 (Phone)

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