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Religions 2018, 9(9), 266;

Analysis of Environmental References in the Texts of the Four Gospels Using Descriptive Statistics

Laboratory of Technology and Policy of Energy and Environment, School of Science and Technology, Hellenic Open University, 263 35 Patra, Greece
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Received: 12 July 2018 / Revised: 26 August 2018 / Accepted: 5 September 2018 / Published: 7 September 2018
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Christian ecotheology uses theology to examine the consequences of human action on ecology. It comes from the notion that the natural world is the creation and the good of God. The study of the Sacred Texts and the analysis of their references to the environment provides information on the relation of human beings to the environment and reveals the approach of each author. In this study, a detailed descriptive statistical analysis of the environmental references of the four Gospels of the New Testament was carried out. The different aspects of the environment (natural, anthropogenic, and spiritual) were explored and a quantitative analysis of the environmental references was performed for the texts of the four Gospels using descriptive statistics measures. The results show that the anthropogenic environment is the most commonly cited, with the spiritual environment coming next and the natural environment in the third position. View Full-Text
Keywords: ecotheology; environment; religion; New Testament ecotheology; environment; religion; New Testament
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Gareiou, Z.; Zervas, E. Analysis of Environmental References in the Texts of the Four Gospels Using Descriptive Statistics. Religions 2018, 9, 266.

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