Subjected in Hope: The Development of a Protestant Theology of the Environment in America, 1945-2000
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Historians have largely overlooked the relationship between Protestant theology and environmentalism in the United States, specifically in the second half of the twentieth century. Where this relationship has been examined, historians have generally argued that the two intellectual currents have been at odds. This thesis examines two major Christian publications, The Christian Century and Christianity Today, and argues that the interplay between Christianity and environmentalism has been more complex than historians have acknowledged. Where Christianity has often been presented as anti-environmental theology, a detailed examination of Christian writing, at least in the aforementioned publications, shows varied thought among Christians on environmental issues.
Parda, Joshua, "Subjected in Hope: The Development of a Protestant Theology of the Environment in America, 1945-2000" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2094.