REL321 Week 2

REL321 Week 2 - 1) Traditionally in the past, evangelical...

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1) Traditionally in the past, evangelical Christians have believed that environmental issues were not in their hands because everything that deals with the environment is God’s will. They believed that things like global warming were merely God’s will and that humans were put on this planet to be a dominion over the earth. Today, however, there are some groups of evangelical Christians that are taking a new stance on environmentalism. They believe that people were looking at the situation all wrong and that they Earth is God’s creation and therefore an extension of God’s body. They believe that humans are stewards put on the Earth to look over God’s creation. Therefore, it is own responsibility to take care of the Earth. Still, there exist many Christians that are sticking with the old way of thinking. Both groups use the Bible as their justification for supporting their ideology. This has created a political conundrum that could ultimately lead to change in the way that some conservation politicians vote on environmental issues. This shows
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2010 for the course REL 321 taught by Professor Moore during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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REL321 Week 2 - 1) Traditionally in the past, evangelical...

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