The Theology Pugcast: Ecology and the Libel of Christianity: The Legacy of Lynn White, Jr.

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The Theology Pugcast: Ecology and the Libel of Christianity: The Legacy of Lynn White, Jr.
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While many apologists for the Christian faith have focused on defending the intellectual integrity of Christianity’s factual claims, for example historicity of the resurrection of Jesus, over the last 100 years opponents of the faith have criticized the moral legacy of the faith. One of the most potent has been that Christianity has contributed to the degradation of the ecosystem. Perhaps the most significant article published in the last 50 years or so has been Lynn White, Jr.’s The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis from the March 10, 1967 edition of the journal, Science. Today the Pugsters respond to White’s article and, hopefully refute his charges, and set the record straight.

Here’s a link to the article: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/155/3767/1203