Spirit Of The Environment

Spirit Of The Environment

by David E Cooper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415142024

ISBN-13: 9780415142021

Pub. Date: 02/12/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Spirit of the Environment brings spiritual and religious concerns to environmental issues. Providing a much needed alternative to exploring human beings' relationship to the natural world through the restrictive lenses of 'science', 'ecology', or even 'morality', this book offers a fresh perspective to the field.
Spirit of the Enironment addresses

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Overview

Spirit of the Environment brings spiritual and religious concerns to environmental issues. Providing a much needed alternative to exploring human beings' relationship to the natural world through the restrictive lenses of 'science', 'ecology', or even 'morality', this book offers a fresh perspective to the field.
Spirit of the Enironment addresses:

• the environmental attitudes of the major religions;

• the relationship between art and nature;

• the Gaia hypothesis;

• the non-instrumental values which have inspired environmental concern.
Contributors range from a variety of disciplines including philosophy, comparative religion, education and social anthropology, providing students with an intriguing survey on the role that spirituality and religion play in nature.
This is a vital collection for those eager to examine the relationship between the spiritual and the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415142021
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/12/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
1Indian religious traditions1
2Chinese religion and ecology15
3Religion and nature: the Abrahamic faiths' concepts of creation30
4Pantheism42
5The real, the one and the many in ecological thought57
6The recovery of wisdom: Gaia theory and environmental policy73
7Nature and the environment in indigenous and traditional cultures86
8Aestheticism and environmentalism100
9The Romantics' view of nature113
10Philosophy and the environmental movement131
11Spiritual ideas, environmental concerns and educational practice146
12Spirit of middle earth: practical thinking for an instrumental age168
References182
Index191

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