Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase [NOOK Book]

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History illustrates the power of religion to bring about change. Mary Evelyn Tucker describes how world religions have begun to move from a focus on God-human and human-human relations to encompass human-earth relations. She argues that, in light of the environmental crisis, religion should move from isolated orthodoxy to interrelated dialogue and use its authority for liberation rather than oppression.
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Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase

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Overview

History illustrates the power of religion to bring about change. Mary Evelyn Tucker describes how world religions have begun to move from a focus on God-human and human-human relations to encompass human-earth relations. She argues that, in light of the environmental crisis, religion should move from isolated orthodoxy to interrelated dialogue and use its authority for liberation rather than oppression.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812697544
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/15/2011
  • Series: Master Hsuan Hua Memorial Lecture
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 120
  • File size: 193 KB

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Mary Evelyn Tucker and Judith Berling both live in Berkeley, CA.
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Table of Contents

The Second Hsuan Hua Memorial Lecture
A Brief Portrait of the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua
Acknowledgments
Worldly Wonder 1
The Cosmological Context: Evolution and Extinction 3
The Historical Context: Change and Continuity 12
The Religious Context: Problems and Promise 18
Pluralistic Perspectives: Multireligious and Multidisciplinary Approaches 27
The Transformative Context: Reclaiming and Reconstructing 36
The Comprehensive Context: Restoration of Wonder 50
Commentary 55
Response and Audience Discussion 63
Epilogue 103
App. I Global Forum, Moscow, 1990 111
App. II Summit on Environment, New York, 1991 116
App. III Union of Concerned Scientists, 1992 124
App. IV Earth Charter, 2000 131
App. V Catholic-Orthodox Joint Declaration, Venice, 2002 143
Notes 148
Basic Bibliography on Religion and Ecology 155
The Institute for World Religions 159
Index 161
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