Visions of a New Earth: Religious Perspectives on Population, Consumption, and Ecology

Visions of a New Earth: Religious Perspectives on Population, Consumption, and Ecology

by Harold Coward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791444570

ISBN-13: 9780791444573

Pub. Date: 11/01/1999

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Brings together world religion scholars and creative international economists to address the current eco-crisis.

One of the most significant topics of our time is the current eco-crisis of overpopulation, overconsumption (often called “affluenza”), and environmental degradation. In Visions of a New Earth, eight world religion scholars and two

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Brings together world religion scholars and creative international economists to address the current eco-crisis.

One of the most significant topics of our time is the current eco-crisis of overpopulation, overconsumption (often called “affluenza”), and environmental degradation. In Visions of a New Earth, eight world religion scholars and two creative international economists address these linked problems by bringing religious perspective into conversation with economics. They conclude that religion and other cultural forces must be mobilized to force humankind toward an epochal birthing of bio-reverence. Traditions discussed include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Chinese, Native American, and African religions.

Contributors include Nawal H. Ammar, Harold Coward, Rita M. Gross, Catherine Keller, Paul F. Knitter, David C. Korten, David R. Loy, Daniel C. Maguire, Alberto Múnera, S.J., Vasudha Narayanan, Jacob K. Olupona, Chün-fang Yü, and Laurie Zoloth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791444573
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Introduction
Daniel C. Maguire

Chapter 2 The Religion of the Market
David R. Loy

Chapter 3 Sustainability and the Global Economy
David C. Korten

Chapter 4 Self as Individual and Collective: Ethical Implications
Harold Coward

Chapter 5 New Theology on Population, Ecology, and Overconsumption from the Catholic Perspective
Alberto Munera, S.J.

Chapter 6 The Lost Fragrance: Protestantism and the Nature of What Matters
Catherine Keller

Chapter 7 The Promises of Exiles: A Jewish Theology of Responsibility
Laurie Zoloth

Chapter 8 "One Tree is Equal to Ten Sons": Some Hindu Responses to the Problems of Ecology, Population, and Consumerism
Vasudha Narayanan

Chapter 9 An Islamic Response to the Manifest Ecological Crisis: Issues of Justice
Nawal H. Ammar

Chapter 10 Toward a Buddhist Environmental Ethic
Rita M. Gross

Chapter 11 Chinese Religions on Population, Consumption, and Ecology
Chun-fang Yu

Chapter 12 African Religions and the Global Issues of Population, Consumption, and Ecology
Jacob K. Olupona

Chapter 13 Conclusion: An Interreligious Common Front and Common Hope
Paul F. Knitter

About the Authors

Index

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