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
5 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2012
Date Written: October 12, 1977
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
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