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

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

1 Purushottama Bilimoria -- Indian Religious Traditions

2 Martin Palmer -- Chinese Religion and Ecology

3 His All-Holiness Bartolomeus, Professor Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg and Fazlun Khalid -- Religion and Nature: The Abrahamic Faiths' Concepts

of Creation

4 Stephen R. L. Clark -- Pantheism

5 Freya Mathews -- The Real, the One and the Many in Ecological Thought

6 Anne Primavesi -- The Recovery of Wisdom: Gaia Theory and Environmental Policy

7 Kay Milton -- Nature and the Environment

in Indigenous and Traditional Cultures

8 David E. Cooper -- Aestheticism and Environmentalism

9 Greg Garrard -- The Romantics' View of Nature

10 Kate Rawles -- Philosophy and the Environmental Movement

11 Joy A. Palmer -- Spiritual Ideas,

Environmental Concerns and Educational Practice

12 Richard Smith -- Spirit of Middle Earth: Practical Thinking For an Instrumental Age

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