Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-Cultural Perspective / Edition 1

Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-Cultural Perspective / Edition 1

by David R. Kinsley
     
 

The first of its kind, this book provides a cross-cultural perspective on ecology and religion. The book surveys and discusses concepts of ecology in traditional cultures, Asian religious traditions, and contemporary culture. Includes substantial discussions of current ecological movements and several ecovisionaries. For anyone

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The first of its kind, this book provides a cross-cultural perspective on ecology and religion. The book surveys and discusses concepts of ecology in traditional cultures, Asian religious traditions, and contemporary culture. Includes substantial discussions of current ecological movements and several ecovisionaries. For anyone interested in Religious Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131385122
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/21/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
518,229
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

I. TRADITIONAL CULTURES.

1. The Mistassini Cree: Hunting as a Religious Ritual.

2. Australian Aboriginal Religion: The Sacralization of the Land.

3. Ainu and Koyukon Religion: Selected Themes.

4. Native American Religion: Ecological Themes.

II. ASIAN RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS.

5. Hinduism: Ecological Themes.

6. Chinese Religions: Ecological Themes.

7. Buddhism: Ecological Themes.

III. BACKGROUND TO THE CONTEMPORARY DISCUSSION OF ECOLOGY AND RELIGION.

8. Christianity as Ecologically Harmful.

9. Christianity as Ecologically Responsible.

10. Nature Disenchanted: The Modern View of Nature.

11. Ecological Spirituality in Thoreau, Muir, and Leopold.

IV. THE CONTEMPORARY DISCUSSION OF ECOLOGY AND RELIGION.

12. Contemporary Ecotheology.

13. Animal Rights and Ecological Ethics.

14. Deep Ecology: From Anthropocentrism to Biocentrism.

15. Ecoactivism.

16. Ecofeminism: The Exploitation of Nature and Women.

17. Four Ecovisionaries.

Conclusion.

Bibliography.

Index.

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