Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award


Document Type



Graduate School of Theology

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Frederick Aquino

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Marna Hauk

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Philip Sheldrake


In this thesis, I argue that creation care contributes to human wellness and to sustainable living on earth. Within contemporary contexts, humans are suffering spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. This distress impairs wellness and reduces peoples’ capacity to contribute to sustainable solutions and earth-positive impacts. Creation care entails conscious and intentional activities that are carried out for the health of the created world. Creation care contributes to human wellness, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally by offering spaces, environments, co-habitations, and interdependency among its components that support human wellness and sustainable living. Creation care helps fight spiritual, mental, and emotional distress so that people can be well. This thesis should stimulate all people, Christians, and non-Christians, to approach creation and its care not just as a spiritual, religious, theological, or ethical practice, but as a potent tool for human wellness and for the earth’s sustainability.

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