Grounding Religion: A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology [NOOK Book]

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Grounding Religion introduces students to the growing field of religion and ecology, exploring a series of questions about how the religious world influences and is influenced by ecological systems.
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Grounding Religion: A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology

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Overview

Grounding Religion introduces students to the growing field of religion and ecology, exploring a series of questions about how the religious world influences and is influenced by ecological systems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203846032
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 937 KB

Meet the Author

Whitney Bauman is Assistant Professor of Religion and Science at Florida International University. He is the author of Theology, Creation, and Environmental Ethics (Routledge, 2009) and Assistant Editor for the Encyclopedia of Sustainability: Spirituality (Berkshire, 2009).

Richard R. Bohannon II teaches in the Environmental Studies and Theology departments at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Religion and Society at Drew University. His publications include "Constructing Nature at a Chapel in the Woods" in Ecospirit: Religion and Philosophies for the Earth (Fordham, 2007).

Kevin J. O’Brien is Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Pacific Lutheran University. He is the author of An Ethics of Biodiversity: Christianity, Ecology, and the Variety of Life (Georgetown, 2010).

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: A typology of religion and ecology Part 1: What is Religion? 2. What is religion, who gets to decide, and why does it matter? 3. What counts as religious amongst religion and ecology scholars 3. Dialogue: two perspectives on defining ‘religion’ 4. Case Study: religions and environments in Appalachia Part 2: What is Ecology? 5. What is ecology, who gets to decide, and why does it matter? 6. Dialogue: two perspectives on studying ecology, nature, and the environment 7. Case Study: Images of ‘land’ among Islamic farmers in the U.S. 8. Sustainability 9. Animals 10. Gender 11. Economics 12. Environmental justice and eco-justice 13. Globalization 14. Place 15. Scholarship and activism Glossary of key terms in religion and ecology

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