For the past two decades or more, environmentalists have made growing use of the explicit Christian language of “the Creation.” The American environmental movement has deep roots in and still depends heavily on the conviction that encounters with wild nature offer a view of God’s work as it first appeared.

Robert H. Nelson (1944–2018) was a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute.
Culture and SocietyEnergy and the EnvironmentEnvironmental Law and RegulationPhilosophy and Religion
Other Independent Review articles by Robert H. Nelson
Spring 2013 Gus diZerega Responds to Robert Nelson and Nelson Replies
Summer 2012 Economics and Environmentalism: Belief Systems at Odds
Winter 2008/09 The Puzzle of Local Double Taxation: Why Do Private Community Associations Exist?
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