The Evangelical Church and Creation Care

Burt, J. B. B. (2014) The Evangelical Church and Creation Care. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of David Rutherford from Public Policy Leadership, The University of Mississippi.

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The purpose of this research is to determine the extent to which creation care is reaching and influencing the patrons in the pews of Evangelical Christian churches as well as to determine if Evangelicals will ever be prepared to take a strong and widespread stance on the environmental issues of our time. A mixed method research design was employed that consisted of three focus groups that served to directly inform the development of an online survey. Survey respondents consisted of 283 primarily Mississippi residents and students attending colleges and universities in Mississippi. Results illustrated that a majority of Evangelicals do consider themselves called by God to be good stewards of the earth. However, this has not equated to substantial proactive environmental action. The study concluded that creation care’s message has not substantially influenced patrons in the pews of Evangelical churches. However, the data further illustrated that a strong willingness to engage in creation care does exist among Evangelicals Christians. Keywords: creation care, Evangelical Christian, stewardship, environment

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Burt, J. B. B.
Student's Degree Program(s): B.Accy. in Accountancy and B.A. Public Policy Leadership
Thesis Advisor: David Rutherford
Thesis Advisor's Department: Public Policy Leadership
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Depositing User: JBB Burt
Date Deposited: 05 May 2014 17:30
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 14:10

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