At a time when the world's resources are dwindling, much attention is being directed toward conservation of natural resources. The modern generation especially, after years of careless consumption, feels the responsibility for preserving the environment for future generations. And Christians have an added obligation in this regard, for when they affirm that God loved the world and that Christ died for the life of the world, they are speaking not just of humanity, but of the whole planet--indeed, the whole created universe.
This book constitutes a holistic approach to the subject of Christian stewardship of natural resources. Drawing on economics, history, philosophy, and theology, as well as the natural sciences and environmental studies, it addresses the resource-use problems the world faces today.
The book is the result of a year-long study by a group of Christian scholars and students. Brought together at the Calvin College Center for Christian Scholarship, the group was made up of scholars from various disciplines who were able to integrate their fields of specialization into an in-depth study of this very current issue.
The authors' intent throughout is not to deal in specifics, such as what kind of car to buy, or what kind of legislation the government should pass. Rather, they consider the enormously difficult and important knowledge that in the gospel of Christ, God shows people not only how to attain eternal life, but also how to care for the creation in which He has placed us as stewards. [via]