Lynn White on Origins of the Present Crisis

Lynn White’s essay was first published in 1967. In it she blames a certain branch of Christian Ethics for the unsustainable exploitation of the earth’s resources.
Read Lynn White Jr’s essay

Lynn White argues that traditional Christian interpretations of Genesis and other texts has placed humankind above nature and legitimised exploitation of nature and natural resources for our own ends.

White, L – The historical roots of our ecologic crisis [with discussion of St Francis; reprint, 1967],” Ecology and religion in history, (Harper and Row, 1974).

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