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Never to shy away from difficult subjects, and intent on the Gospel being applied to the whole of life, Schaeffer tackles pollution from a Biblical perspective. The book is primarily a reply to Lynn White Jr's article accusing Christianity of causing the current pollution problem of our age.
Newer publications of the book include a chapter from Udo Middleman: (not in the Complete works), where Udo gives insight into Schaeffer's environmental concerns. "He wrote in response to a nascent criticism of Christianity as the source of environmental problems. His concern was not only that a neglect of the environment would spell the death of man by our life-support system. He was also concerned that the death of man might be brought about by the very environmental programs claiming to seek his salvation." Udu goes on to explain that environmentalist have gone further than just attacking abuses, but are making requirements on the philosophical conception of what mankind actually is. To explain, they are doing this essentially because a they have no other recourse than to devalue mankind as a mere animal among animals. Thus they destroy man's dignity of being in the place God intended.
Lynn Townsend White Jr. presented his article "The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis" December 26, 1966 which makes the accusation that Christianity is responsible for our current pollution problem. Schaeffer is ready to take on the debate.
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"From the Publisher:" Francis Schaeffer analyzes the philosophical relationship of man to nature by examining prevalent worldviews, contrasting them with the belief system of Christianity. Paperback, 160 pages.