How important should matters of environmental stewardship and ecology be for Christians? Davis argues in this article that deficiencies in the doctrine of creation and the doctrine of the atonement in some recent evangelical systematic theology textbooks have contributed to a lack of Christian stewardship in the area of environmental matters.
This article analyses the thoughts of John Calvin on ecology using the approach of redemptive history. The author discusses Calvin's view on the goodness of creation, and concept of being imitators of God in preserving nature. Christians can enjoy the goodness of nature and be sensitive to its fragile nature without embracing secular environmentalism.