Strenghts and weaknesses of a Christian approach

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A primary strength in Christian attitudes of the environment lies in their....
...anthropocentric nature.
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If humans are at centre, they also have some....
...responsibility.
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But this can also be a...
....weakness.
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Some ecologists reject the notion that human beings are...
...stewards of the earth.
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This idea, they believe, sets humans apart as...
...superior to Creation (Rather than seeing humanity as one part of the creation order).
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The dominion given by God to Adam and Eve can be seen as he cause of...
...destruction of the planet.
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This is because the control and power that God has given indicates that humans can...
...do whatever they like with creation.
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What did Lovelock argue?
The fact that Christians view the world as theocentric is an error.
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Because they believe that because God is ultimately in control...
...all will be well in the end.
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This limits human...
..responsiblity.
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The earth can be exploited because God will make...
...all things new again.
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Lovelock argues that this theocentric view of the environmenet must be...
...removed.
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