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"And the Great Dragon was Thrown Down:" A Historical Examination of the Protestant Stewardship Theological Principle

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This work is a study of the “stewardship” program promoted by modern Evangelical Protestants, and its historical context and predecessors. Critical to the modern movement’s fundamentals is the notion that this concept is itself ethereal and apart from human origins. This work seeks to demystify this notion through an examination of the historical roots of this movement, and the greater communal narrative it draws from. Part I explores the historical theological standards of stewardship. Part II explores the expansion of these standards to the two issues of natural science and religion and American nationalism. The final part explores the modern representatives and continuances of these historical fundamentals. The modern stewardship movement has not sporadically awakened with the modern Evangelical political movement, nor has it been a constant fundamental of Christianity. It is a uniquely American experience, driven by the relationship between the American Protestant community’s relationship with the land and expansion, its religious culture, and its changing political situation over several centuries.
subject
Christian History
Christianity
Environmental History
Protestant
Protestant History
Religious History
contributor
James, Hannah (author)
Johnston, Lucas (committee chair)
Boyd, Stephen (committee member)
Ruddiman, John (committee member)
date
2018-05-24T08:36:18Z (accessioned)
2020-05-23T08:30:19Z (available)
2018 (issued)
degree
Religion (discipline)
embargo
2020-05-23 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/90756 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
"And the Great Dragon was Thrown Down:" A Historical Examination of the Protestant Stewardship Theological Principle
type
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