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  1. Elspeth Whitney (2013). The Lynn White Thesis. Environmental Ethics 35 (3):313-331.
    If we are to accurately gauge the validity of Lynn White, Jr.’s thesis as articulated in his article, “The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis” , we must bring together recent research not only in the fields of environmental ethics and ecotheology but also in environmental history. We must also consider White’s work as a whole, including his Medieval Technology and Social Change , which has been ignored for the most part by non-medievalists. Environmental history provides a corrective to White (...)
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  2. Elspeth Whitney (1993). Lynn White, Ecotheology, and History. Environmental Ethics 15 (2):151-169.
    Controversy about Lynn White’s thesis that medieval Christianity is to blame for our current environmental crisis has done little to challenge the basic structure of White’s argument and has taken little account of recent work done by medieval scholars. White’s ecotheological critics, in particular, have often failed to come to grips with White’s position. In this paper, I question White’s reading of history on both interpretative and factual grounds and argue that religious values cannot be treated independently of the political, (...)
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