E. Calvin Beisner

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Ernest Calvin Beisner (born 6 December 1955) is an American Christian theologian and writer. He is a founder and national spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation.[1]

Beisner has degrees from the University of Southern California, International College, Los Angeles, and the University of St. Andrews. He taught at Covenant College from 1992 to 2000 and Knox Theological Seminary from 2000 to 2008.[1] He is a fellow of the Institute on Religion and Democracy and an adjunct fellow of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.[2] Beisner has been an elder in both the Presbyterian Church in America and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and is a former editor of Discipleship Journal.

Beisner believes that environmentalism is "the greatest threat to Western civilization."[3]


  • Prospects for Growth: A Biblical View of Population, Resources, and the Future, 1990.
  • Where Garden Meets Wilderness: Evangelical Entry into the Environmental Debate, 1997.
  • Prosperity and Poverty: The Compassionate Use of Resources in a World of Scarcity, 2001.


  1. ^ a b "Who We Are". Cornwall Alliance. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. ^ "E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D." (PDF). Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. ^ Bennett-Smith, Meredith (21 March 2013). "Calvin Beisner, Evangelical Christian, Claims Environmentalism Great Threat To Civilization". Huffington Post. Retrieved 9 May 2015.