Date of Award
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
In this day of fads, causes, and avant-garde philosophies, the current ecologic crisis is a viable issue. It is no longer possible to confine it to the realm of academic debate or to the bylaws of some esoteric conservationist society; the critical balance between organism and environment is a factor every man must seriously consider. Scientists are now saying that there is no place on earth where the ravages of pollution and environmental misuse have not grossly affected this crucial relationship. Pollution, a reaction which injects foreign substances into the environment as well as removing necessary elements,. touches everyone. Men are at the same time pollutors and sufferers from pollution. Today, it is certain that pollution adversely affects the quality of human life. In the future, it may affect its duration.
Nelson, Dwight Urbane, "The Theology of Ecology: A Bibliographical Analysis" (1973). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 467.