This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment / Edition 2

This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment / Edition 2

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This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment / Edition 2

Updated with nearly forty new selections to reflect the tremendous growth and transformation of scholarly, theological, and activist religious environmentalism, the second edition of This Sacred Earth is an unparalleled resource for the study of religion's complex relationship to the environment.

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ISBN-13: 9780415943604
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/04/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 784
Sales rank: 974,382
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsxv
Introduction: Religion in an Age of Environmental Crisis1
Introduction to the Second Edition: Good News/Bad News16
Part IThe Moment of Seeing Selections from Nature Writers Linking Nature and Spirit21
from the Haibun (trans. David Landis Barnhill)24
"On the Lure of the Country"26
from "Walking"29
from Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf34
from A Sand County Almanac36
"Seeing the Light"43
"The Kill Hole"46
Part IIHow Have Traditional Religions Viewed Nature?51
"The Creation"56
"Death and Rebirth of the Universe" (Hindu)61
"The Parade of Ants" (Hindu)62
"The Five Suns" (Aztec)65
"Persephone" (Greek)66
from Forests: The Shadow of Civilization69
from the Tao Te Ching73
"Jews, Jewish Texts, and Nature: A Brief History"92
from Legends of the Bible110
from "In and of the World: Christian Theological Anthropology and Environmental Ethics"113
"Traditional Native Hawaiian Environmental Philosophy"124
"Early Buddhist Views on Nature"130
"Illuminating Darkness: The Monk-Cave-Bat-Ecosystem Complex in Thailand"134
"Satyagraha for Conservation: Awakening the Spirit of Hinduism"145
"Islamic Environmental Ethics, Law, and Society"158
"Central African Voices on the Human-Environment Relationship"168
"An Aboriginal Perspective on the Integrity of Creation"175
"Biodiversity and Tradition in Malaysia"180
"Learning to Connect Spirit, Mind, Body, and Heart to the Environment: A Healer's Perspective"186
Part IIIEcotheology in an Age of Environmental Crisis Transforming Tradition189
"The Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis"192
"The Ecological Crisis: A Common Responsibility"202
"Creation and the Covenant of Caring"210
"Basis for Our Caring"215
"Evangelical Declaration on the Environment"223
"Address of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew"227
"Christianity and Ecology"232
"Protestant Theology and Deep Ecology"248
"The Scope of the Body: The Cosmic Christ"262
"What is Eco-Kosher?"273
"African-American Resources for a More Inclusive Liberation Theology"277
"An Islamic Response to the Manifest Ecological Crisis: Issues of Justice"285
"Hinduism and Deep Ecology"300
"Beyond the Enlightenment Mentality"316
"To Save All Beings: Buddhist Environmental Activism"330
"Somebody, Not Something: Do Animals Have Souls?"351
"The Theological Basis of Animal Rights"355
"No Place to Hide: Spirituality, Avoidance, and Denial"361
Part IVEcotheology in an Age of Environmental Crisis: Ecofeminist Spirituality383
"Ecofeminism: Symbolic and Social Connections of the Oppression of Women and the Domination of Nature"388
"The Trinity and Human Experience: An Ecofeminist Approach"400
"Ecology Is a Sistah's Issue Too: The Politics of Emergent Afrocentric Ecowomanism"412
"Something or Nothing: An Eco-Womanist Essay on God, Creation, and Indispensability"428
"Sensuous Minds and the Possibilities of a Jewish Ecofeminist Practice"438
"Messages from the Past: The World of the Goddess"449
"The Rainbow Bridge"462
"The Chipko Women's Concept of Freedom"466
Part VEcotheology in an Age of Environmental Crisis: Spiritual Deep Ecology471
"The Fawn"475
"The Ecology of Magic"476
"Into the Future"492
"Faith, Power, and Ecology"497
from The Others: How Animals Made us Human505
Part VIReligious Practice for a Sacred Earth509
"Dance to Heal the Earth"513
"Earth Gathas"515
"Blessings and Praise" and "Bal Tashchit"517
"Wiwanyag Wachipi: The Sun Dance"536
"Worship Resources, Earth Day Sunday"546
"Gaia Meditations"552
"Evolutionary Remembering"554
"The Blessing of the Water"558
Part VIIEcology, Religion, and Society563
"Saving the World: Religion and Politics in the Environmental Movement"568
"Environmental Justice, Neopreservationism, and Sustainable Spirituality"596
"Reinhabiting Religion: Green Sisters, Ecological Renewal, and the Biogeography of Religious Landscape"613
"Interview with Cesar Chavez"634
"Redwood Rabbis"644
"Of Telescopes, Squirrels, and Prayers: The Mt. Graham Controversy"647
"Mhondoro: Spirit Lions and Sacred Forests"651
"Seeking Eco-Justice in the South African Context"661
"On Sustainability"681
"Globalization and the Perennial Question of Justice"688
"Sacred Rivers, Sacred Dams: Competing Visions of Social Justice and Sustainable Development along the Narmada"695
"Statements by United Church of Christ on Environmental Racism in St. Louis"712
"Race, Sacrifice, and Native Lands"716
"The Cochabamba Declaration on Water: Globalization, Privatization, and the Search for Alternatives"721
"Street Trees"723
"Statement on Global Warming and Climate Change by North Carolina's Religious and Spiritual Leaders"727
"Principles of Environmental Justice"729
"Statement by Religious Leaders at the Summit on Environment"731
"Declaration of the 'Mission to Washington'"735
"Catholic Social Teaching and Environmental Ethics"738
Suggestions for Further Reading745
Websites on Religion and the Environment753
Environmental Organizations754
About the Contributors756

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