A better environmentalism

Having pitched in on a critique of one expression of sort-of Christian environmentalism, let me say I’m reading something that’s much better. Jonathan Merritt’s Green Like God is a much more robustly theological discussion which has a lot of solid meat to the discussion. I’m only half way through and I’ll try to put some more detailed commentary on my reading blog shortly, but for now I’ll say it’s one of the better contemporary discussions I’ve seen so far. I’m expecting to interact with issues like: 1) how specific policy initiatives might differ, 2) how to balance preservation and development, 3) how to balance human justice issues with environmental ones, 4) where pragmatics and cost-effectiveness factor in, and perhaps a few other issues. Still, I like the overall shape of the biblical material.

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