The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

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Overview

In the face of the environmental crisis, believers from all the world's faith traditions have come to recognize that religion's relation to ecology is of critical importance. Vital new theologies, profound criticisms of the past, and ecologically oriented visions of God, Enlightenment, and human beings have arisen. Religious morality has expanded to include human relations to other species and ecosystems, and religious practice has come to include rituals that express our grief and remorse as well as celebrate what is left. Religious leaders and institutions have committed themselves to a new green gospel, and in countless places across the globe people engage in environmental activism for religious reasons. This book serves as the definitive scholarly overview of these exciting new developments. Part I explores traditional religious concepts of and attitudes toward nature and how these have been changed by the environmental crisis. Part II analyzes conceptual issues that transcend individual traditions. Part III examines religious participation in environmental politics. With essays by the leading scholars in the field, many of whom have themselves been instrumental in the rise of religious environmentalism, this Handbook will be invaluable to anyone interested in religion, environmentalism, and the future of our planet.

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"Essential work." --Church Times

"Religion scholars will welcome the volume as a rich and accessible resource worthy of consultation on questions related to religious traditions and environmental issues." --Environmental Ethics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195178722
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/9/2006
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger S. Gottlieb is Professor of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the author or editor of fourteen books and more than 50 articles on political philosophy, religious life, the Holocaust, environmentalism, and disability, including A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future (OUP 2006), This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment (second edition, 2003) and Joining Hands: Politics and Religion Together for Social Change (2002). He writes a column for the national magazine Tikkun and serves on the editorial boards of four scholarly journals.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Religion and EcologyWhats the connection and why does it matter? -- Roger S. Gottlieb
Part I Transforming Tradition
Chapter 1 Judaism --Hava Tirosh-Samuelson.
Chapter 2 Catholicism -- John Hart.
Chapter 3 The Earth as Sacrament: Insights from Orthodox Christian Theology and Spirituality -- John Chryssavgis.
Chapter 4 The World of Nature According to the Protestant Tradition -- H. Paul Santmire and John B. Cobb, Jr.
Chapter 5 Jainism and Ecology: Transformation of Tradition -- Christopher Key Chapple.
Chapter 6 Hindu Religion and Environmental Wellbeing -- O.P. Dwivedi.
Chapter 7 Buddhism -- Stephanie Kaza.
Chapter 8 Islam --Richard C. Foltz.
Chapter 9 Taoism and Ecology -- James Miller.
Chapter 10 Motifs for a New Confucian Ecological Vision -- John Berthrong.
Chapter 11 African Religions --Jacob Olupuna.
Chapter 12 Indigenous Traditions: Religion and Ecology -- John A. Grim.
Part II Religion and Ecology: Conflicts and Connections
Chapter 13 Population, Religion, and Ecology -- Daniel C. Maguire.
Chapter 14 Genetic Engineering and Nature: Human and Otherwise --Thomas A. Shannon.
Chapter 15 So Near and Yet So Far: Animal Theology and Ecological Theology --Andrew Linzey.
Chapter 16 Religious Ecofeminism: Healing the Ecological Crisis --Rosemary Radford Ruether.
Chapter 17 Science and Religion in the Face of the Environmental Crisis --Holmes Rolston III.
Chapter 18 Religion and Ecology: Survey of the Field -- Mary Evelyn Tucker.
CHAPTER 19 The Spiritual Dimension of Nature Writing -- David Landis Barnhill.
Chapter 20 Religion, Environmentalism, and the Meaning of Ecology --Lisa H. Sideris.
Part III Religious Environmental Activism
Chapter 21 Religious Environmentalism in Action -- Roger S. Gottlieb.
Chapter 22 Religion and Environmental Struggles in Latin America -- Lois Ann Lorentzen and Salvador Leavitt-Alcantara.
Chapter 23 African Initiated Churches (AICs) as Vehicles of Earth-Care in Africa -- M.L. Daneel.
Chapter 24 The Scientist and the Shepherd: The Emergence of Evangelical Environmentalism --Calvin B. DeWitt.
Chapter 25 Religion and Environmentalism in America and Beyond --Bron Taylor.
Bibliography

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