Stewardship (theology)

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Stewardship is a concept in theology. It can have practical ramifications in politics, such as in Christian Democracy.


[edit] Islamic view of stewardship

See Khalifa.

[edit] Christian views of stewardship

Stewardship in a Christian context refers to the responsibility that Christians have in maintaining and using wisely the gifts that God has bestowed. Increasingly this has referred to environmental protectionism.

[edit] Biblical influence

An example of stewardship is in Genesis 2:15. "And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it." The drive to "serve the garden in which we have been placed" (also Genesis 2:15) sees Christian influence in political and practical affairs.

Stewardship in Christianity follows from the belief that human beings are created by the same God who created the entire universe and everything infghthytjytj it. To look after the Earth, and thus God's dominion, is the responsibility of the Christian steward.

A useful quote explaining stewardship can be found in Psalm 24:1: "The Earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it".

[edit] Examples of stewardship

The Dutch political party "CDA" (Christian Democratic Appeal) lists stewardship as one of its four key ideals. This refers not only to taking care of the environment, but also a principled stand towards human as well as natural resources. A commitment to clear principles, rather than pragmatism, is another facet of stewardship. [1]

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