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Author Nelson, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1944-

Title The new holy wars : economic religion vs. environmental religion in contemporary America / Robert H. Nelson

Publ Info University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press ; [Oakland, Calif.] : Published in cooperation with the Independent Institute, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  HB72 .N453 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  HB72 N453 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xxiv, 388 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p.[351]-378) and index
Contents Introduction: Economic and environmental religions -- The false God of economic salvation. What is "economic theology"? -- Theologies of 9/11 -- How much is God worth? -- Sustainability, efficiency, and God -- All in the name of progress -- Environmental Calvinism. Unoriginal sin -- Calvinism minus God -- Environmental creationism. Ecological science as a creation story -- Environmental creationism and Christian creationism -- Re-creating the creation -- Environmental colonialism : "saving" Africa from Africans -- Environmentalism and libertarianism. Frank Knight and economic Calvinism -- Libertarian environmentalism -- Conclusion: Religious challenges
Note "Examines economics and environmentalism as competing public religions that derive from, and continue, a Christian worldview; argues that debates over global warming and other environmental issues are ultimately based on theological differences between their respective adherents"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Economics -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Environmentalism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Economics -- United States
Environmentalism -- United States
ISBN 9780271035826 (pbk.)
9780271035819 (cloth : alk. paper)
0271035811 (cloth : alk. paper)