Surveying Environmental Perspectives among Faculty at an Institution of Christian Higher Education
School of Science Technology and Health
Environmental degradation and climate change are frequently in the news, but the Christian perspective is often absent or varied. In this study, faculty at an institution of Christian higher education were surveyed to better understand their perspective and to assess if any particular factor (e.g., gender, school affiliation, or political party) can be linked to a particular environmental worldview. Although faculty held neutral positions on half of the questions, they also reported strong agreement to both pro-environment and pro-human statements. Tensions between prioritizing loving ones’ neighbor (anthropocentrism) and embracing Creation stewardship (ecocentrism) can be resolved with a God-centered theocentric worldview.
Environment; Climate change;
Journal of Research on Christian Education
DOI of Published Version
Anthony, Michael J.; Billock, Wendy L.; Bishop, Geoffrey; and Bishop, Carolyn A., "Surveying Environmental Perspectives among Faculty at an Institution of Christian Higher Education" (2020). Faculty Articles & Research. 447.