Dominion and Stewardship

The meaning of the word translated as "dominion" in the book of Genesis creates a great deal of controversy, especially among some Christian groups. Here is an excerpt from a reflection, first published in the Baltimore Sun, May 6, 2013, by IPC Chairperson, Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin.

"Today, almost unimaginably, we have completed the call of Genesis One. We have been fruitful and multiplied, filled the Earth and mastered much of it. We have become a geophysical force. While once we worried about how the Earth could hurt us, now we must worry about how we are hurting the Earth. The question is: What do we do now? What do we do when the call of Genesis One has been fulfilled? The answer, quite simply, is to turn the page and read Genesis Two..."

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