On Saving the Wilderness: Why Christian Stewardship is Not Sufficient

Kathleen Braden

The relationship between humanity and the earth is considered through three phases: the wild earth, the tamed earth and the tended earth, as grounded in arguments for an either biblically-based dominion or stewardship worldview. Kathleen Braden suggests that stewardship alone is an insufficient ethic for preserving wilderness areas and wildlife because it calls for management of that which is inherently unmanageable by man. Instead, a loving restraint of human action based on Matthew is demanded. Ms. Braden is a Professor of Geography at Seattle Pacific University.

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