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The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

edited by Roger S. Gottlieb
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Handbook of religion and ecology
Religion and ecology
9780199747627 (pbk. : acid-free paper), 0199747628 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
The last two decades have seen the emergence of a new field of academic study that examines the interaction between religion and ecology. Theologians from every religious tradition have confronted world religions past attitudes towards nature and acknowledged their own faiths complicity in the environmental crisis. Out of this confrontation have been born vital new theologies based in the recovery of marginalized elements of tradition, profound criticisms of the past, and ecologically oriented visions of God, the Sacred, the Earth, and human beings. This handbook serves as an overview of these exciting new developments. Divided into three main sections, the books essays reflect the three dominant dimensions of the field. Part one explores traditional religious concepts of and attitudes towards nature and how these have been changed by the environmental crisis. Part II looks at larger conceptual issues that transcend individual traditions. Part III examines religious participation in environmental politics.
  • Transforming tradition
  • Religion and ecology : conflicts and connections
  • Religious environmental activism.
xxi, 662 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 613-631) and index.
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