College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Theology
Christian eco-theology, a maturing subfield in the area of religion and ecology, was born as a response to the historian Lynn White, Jr.'s suggestion that "we shall continue to have a worsening ecological crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man." Whether this claim is in fact axiomatic for Christianity is certainly debatable; nonetheless, many eco-theologians today agree that White was onto something.
Klassen, Justin, "The Philosophers' Paul for Earthlings: Stanislas Breton and the Ecological Significance of the Way of the Cross." (2017). Theology Faculty Publications and Presentations. 11.