Szrot Analyzes 50 Years of Doctrine to Uncover Shifts in Environmental Consciousness

Bemidji State University’s Dr. Lukas Szrot, assistant professor of sociology, authored a research article titled “From Stewardship to Creation Spirituality: The Evolving Ecological Ethos of the Catholic Church.”

Szrot’s research analyzes official Catholic doctrine from 1961-2015 and demonstrates how attitudes towards the environment have shifted within the church over time. This work describes how religious organizations might respond, and have responded, to environmental issues.

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