Lake of the Clouds, Michigan, USA

In 1967, historian Lynn White, Jr. gave a lecture that changed history at The American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington. Four months later, he published his lecture in the journal Science, which sparked controversy among theologians, scientists, and historians. Many responded in the coming years with critiques of White’s thesis. White’s lecture, although multifaceted, primarily spoke on how the current state of our ecological crisis is a direct result of Christianity’s unique take on anthropocentrism. White argues that this central piece of Christian theology caused humanity to view nature as a commodity belonging to us. Books…

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