Beyond the Lynn White thesis: Congregational effects on environmental concern

Title:
Beyond the Lynn White thesis: Congregational effects on environmental concern
Authors:
Djupe, Paul A.; Hunt, Patrick K.
Citation:
Djupe, Paul A. and Patrick K. Hunt. (2009). “Beyond the Lynn White Thesis: Congregational Effects on Environmental Concern.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48(4): 670-686.
Publisher:
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
DATE ISSUED:
Dec-2009
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5055; http://hdl.handle.net/2374
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Description:
An extensive literature has explored the effects of religion on opinions about environmental protection and action on environmental issues, but has largely concerned itself with the effects of theology as inspired by the Lynn White thesis. However, religion is multifaceted and any complete study should also incorporate the social dimensions of religious experience. In this article, we employ a unique data set to demonstrate the varied informational effects of church membership on environmental attitudes. We find that social sources of information in the church shape the dimensions of religious belief and exert much stronger effects on attitudes on the environment than do doctrinal or religiosity measures.
ISSN:
00218294
Appears in Collections:
Faculty Publications

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dc.contributor.authorDjupe, Paul A.en
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Patrick K.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T19:51:56Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T21:07:24Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-02T19:51:56Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-18T21:07:24Z-
dc.date.created2009-12en
dc.date.issued2009-12en
dc.identifier.citationDjupe, Paul A. and Patrick K. Hunt. (2009). “Beyond the Lynn White Thesis: Congregational Effects on Environmental Concern.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48(4): 670-686.en_US
dc.identifier.issn00218294en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5055en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374-
dc.descriptionAn extensive literature has explored the effects of religion on opinions about environmental protection and action on environmental issues, but has largely concerned itself with the effects of theology as inspired by the Lynn White thesis. However, religion is multifaceted and any complete study should also incorporate the social dimensions of religious experience. In this article, we employ a unique data set to demonstrate the varied informational effects of church membership on environmental attitudes. We find that social sources of information in the church shape the dimensions of religious belief and exert much stronger effects on attitudes on the environment than do doctrinal or religiosity measures.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJournal for the Scientific Study of Religionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty Publicationsen_US
dc.titleBeyond the Lynn White thesis: Congregational effects on environmental concernen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.institutionDenison Universityen_US
dc.date.digitized2013-01-02en
dc.contributor.repositoryDenison Resource Commonsen_US
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