The Nature of Environmental Stewardship

Understanding Creation Care Solutions to Environmental Problems

By Johnny Wei-Bing Lin

The Nature of Environmental Stewardship

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  • ISBN: 9781610976206
  • Pages: 326
  • Publication Date: 2/8/2016
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The Nature of Environmental Stewardship

Understanding Creation Care Solutions to Environmental Problems

By Johnny Wei-Bing Lin

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781610976206
  • Pages: 326
  • Publication Date: 2/8/2016
  • Retail Price: $38.00
Web Price: $30.40
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781610976206
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 2/8/2016
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About-

Environmental issues appear deceptively simple: science tells us what the problems are and how to solve them, and, for Christians, the Bible motivates us to care for creation. And yet, both in society in general as well as in the Christian church in particular, we cannot seem to agree on what to do regarding environmental issues. In this book, climate scientist Johnny Wei-Bing Lin argues that determining the content of environmental stewardship, far from being a straightforward exercise, is a difficult and complex endeavor. He sets forth a general taxonomy, drawing from worldviews, ethical theories, science epistemology, science-policy studies, politics, and economics, that can help us better understand what excellent creation care consists of and how to bridge the differences people have regarding environmental issues.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Dr. Lin wants peace between folks who are well-intentioned but unable to agree, be they Christians or not! Peace as we wrestle with science and Scripture over our stewardship of God's beloved creation. Lin gives us well-considered ways to sift competing views and supposed facts. . . . This book comes from a master teacher and irenic fellow struggler. A very important synthesis of worldview-driven, informed arguments."
--Terry Morrison, Director Emeritus, Faculty Ministry, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

"By carefully breaking 'environmental stewardship' down into its component parts, this book offers readers a framework to dialogue--instead of debate--the imperative of creation care. Grappling with the fact that today's ecological and economic challenges cannot be contained by a simple ideology nor a single imagination, Lin guides us toward both a practical synthesis of collective human wisdom and a higher level of conscientiousness in protecting all that God loves."
--Kaleb Nyquist, Steering Committee Member, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action

Contributors-

Johnny Wei-Bing Lin

Bio(s)-

Johnny Lin was born in Colorado but grew up in the Seattle area. He graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1990 and an MS in Civil Engineering-Water Resources in 1992. For the next two years, he worked as a civil engineer, specializing in the modeling of rivers and estuaries for flood insurance studies and wetland restoration projects. He received his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from UCLA in 2000. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Computing Education in the Computing and Software Systems Division at the University of Washington Bothell and an Affiliate Professor of Physics and Engineering at North Park University in Chicago.

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