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Divine Destruction: Dominion Theology and American Environmental Policy

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The story that Stephenie Hendricks has uncovered affects the entire globe. In Divine Destruction, she charts important connections between Wise Use—a rabidly anti-environmental philosophy—and dominion theologists—far-right Christian ideologues who believe that there is no reason to protect the environment given the imminence of the Second Coming of Christ. But this collabo ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Melville House
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Mallory
Mar 01, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: politicos, people who care about the environment, anyone who voted for Bush
This book is scary. It reads almost like a science fiction novel, but the facts are well researched and no one can argue their truth. The book draws paralells between the Christian Right and the climate crisis. It's not too much of a reach to believe that religious extremists (this is not Joe Christian in Missouri, after all) believe that allowing Global Warming to continue will hasten the coming of the Messiah - and that the Bush Administration and their friends in Big Business are willing to g ...more
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Feb 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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The story that Stephenie Hendricks has uncovered affects the entire globe. In DIVINE DESTRUCTION, she charts important connections between Wise Use—a rabidly anti-environmental philosophy—and dominion theologists—far-right Christian ideologues who believe that there is no reason to protect the environment given the imminence of the Second Coming of Christ. But this collaboration also reaches all the way to the Bush administration, whose environmental policies are deeply influenced by dominionist ...more
Shay Gabriel
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
Weak. Not a lot of discussion of the deeper implications philosophically or theologically. It's clear that Hendricks does not have a background in religious studies. Starts out strong, doesn't really go very far - and it's revealed in hindsight that Hendricks's argument on the origin of Bush's environmental policies is incorrect. Perhaps I'd've liked this more if I read it in the Bush era, but now it reads like so much liberal concern about fundamentalists.
Leilani
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Considering our horrid environmental policies it is no surprise that so many politicians think we don't need to protect nature, but I didn't know how much of it could be attributed to religious beliefs. I wish that this book was fiction.
Alexander Lesher
Feb 01, 2010 rated it liked it
It's interesting. It seems very liberal, but everything is well cited. I think this would be great in a bigger form. It may also seem a bit out of place with the shift in administrations. Not that there is MUCH difference, but the apocalyptic tone seems to have changed for many liberals.
Erok
Sep 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Scary indeed. this seems more of an essay that was expanded into a book. It really left me wanting to know more, or at least be provided with more information.
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