Tag: conservationism

What does the Bible say about the environment?

The early Hebrews maintained a high degree of ecological sustainability.1 2 This was a result of the Law of Moses3 which regulated fruit crops, 4 and prohibited certain mixed crops5 and the non-cultivation of the land in the seventh year.6 7 Dietary and ecological benefits have been identified in the prohibitions against eating rodents and various reptiles, 8 9 almost […] 

Is Christianity responsible for the ecological crisis?

The claim that Christianity was responsible for the ecological crisis1 has been contested,234 but is still asserted strongly.56 A key text has been Genesis 1:26,7 a common interpretation of which is known as dominium terrare.8 Such an interpretation is absent from the first 1,000 years of Christianity,9 and many scholars reject this as the original meaning of the passage.101112 In […]