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Conclusion

Katharine K. Wilkinson

in Between God and Green

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199895885
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949861 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895885.003.0007
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This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some concluding thoughts. This book has explored the promise of evangelical climate care and has aimed to chart the multifaceted ways in which American evangelicals are engaging with climate change as a matter of both private faith and public life. Part of the contemporary mosaic of American evangelicalism, climate care emerged from a multifaceted historical context. Shifting trends of general evangelical engagement in the public sphere gave way to emerging engagement with environmental issues in particular, first through the development of ecotheology and subsequently in advocacy efforts. In a concurrent, synergistic process, creation care inched inward from the periphery of the evangelical agenda, while the movement's leaders became increasingly attuned to climate change, paving the way for the Evangelical Climate Initiative, the most substantive example of climate care advocacy to date.

Keywords: climate change; evangelical climate care; Evangelical Climate Initiative; advocacy

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Subjects: Religious Studies

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