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Eko-etiek en die Christen

P. G. W. du Plessis
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 31, No 1/2 | a1599 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v31i1/2.1599 | © 1997 P. G. W. du Plessis | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 June 1997 | Published: 12 June 1997

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P. G. W. du Plessis,, South Africa

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Abstract

In many ways it has been stated that the root cause of our present day ecological predicament emanates from the Christian conviction that man may exploit and use nature for his own ends. This article attempts to put the accusation "that Christianity is the enemy of the environment" in the context of two main schools in environmental ethics; i.e. an anthropocentric and a milieu-centric approach. To contribute toward a Christian environmental ethics, a new task has been inferred from our critical evaluation of the accusation. Christian scholars are therefore encouraged to further a practical environmental ethos together with a biblical view of nature.

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