How green is the Bible?

A former ecologist invites you to discover your role as one of earth's stewards.

These days green means friendly to the environment. There are world conferences and local campaigns, political parties, advocacy groups, even businesses and products, all directed toward solving ecological problems.

Early in my career as an ecologist back in the 1960s, some historians and others voiced their opinions that Christians, specifically, had a policy of exploiting the earth. They pointed to a particular passage in the book of Genesis as authority for this view. Their claims surprised me and made me ask myself if the Bible could in fact share the blame for the way Western civilization abuses the environment.

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