"This is My Father's World": American Evangelical Ambivalence Toward Climate Change

Master's Thesis


This sociological study, attentive to the historical context of postwar evangelical social and political practice, analyzes evangelical views of climate change. The analysis shows that evangelicals are at least as concerned about the effects of climate change as the reference group, but less willing to support governmental intervention.


Attribute NameValues
  • etd-12012008-103824

Author Lisa Weaver Swartz
Advisor David Sikkink
Contributor Christian Smith, Committee Member
Contributor Omar Lizardo, Committee Member
Contributor David Sikkink, Committee Chair
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Sociology
Degree Name MA
Defense Date
  • 2008-08-19

Submission Date 2008-12-01
  • United States of America

  • ecology

  • religion

  • environmentalism

  • evangelicalism

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

Record Visibility Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

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