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Humanities 2017, 6(4), 92; doi:10.3390/h6040092

Religion and the Environment: Twenty-First Century American Evangelicalism and the Anthropocene

Centre for Environmental Humanities, School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Received: 30 August 2017 / Revised: 25 October 2017 / Accepted: 30 October 2017 / Published: 16 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Humanities for the Environment)
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This paper provides an overview of the emergence of religion and the environment as an area of academic research and an assessment of the potential role religion can play in addressing anthropogenic climate change. Focusing on the United States of America the study traces the dynamics of anthropogenic climate change denial and offers an overview of the complex and far-reaching evangelical endeavours that seek to limit solutions and approaches to address global change issues. While much research has explored the positive role religion can play in addressing climate change, little research explores the lengths to which American evangelicals have sought to stymie climate change activism within their ranks and the potential political impact of their endeavours. As such the paper fits neatly with the theme of “Humanities for the Environment” special edition and has the capacity to contribute new insights on the impact of religion and the environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: religion and the environment; global change; anthropocene; evangelicalism; climate change denial religion and the environment; global change; anthropocene; evangelicalism; climate change denial
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Ronan, M. Religion and the Environment: Twenty-First Century American Evangelicalism and the Anthropocene. Humanities 2017, 6, 92.

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