Monday, 6 October 2014

Dave Bookless on the Bible and Biodiversity

The latest Cambridge Paper from the Jubilee Centre is available online, this one by Dave Bookless:

Here is the summary:

‘The ethical foundations which underpin the wildlife conservation movement face a crisis: what gives nature its value? Anthropocentric views (which see the world as here to serve human interests) and ecocentric views (which aim to value all species equally) compete but are flawed. In contrast, a biblical perspective emphasises that both human and non-human creatures are made for the glory of God and have value directly in relation to God. This has significant implications for Christian attitudes to biodiversity conservation and for the conservation movement, which are briefly explored.’

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