The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

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The last two decades have seen the emergence of a new field of academic study that examines the interaction between religion and ecology. Theologians from every religious tradition have confronted world religions past attitudes towards nature and acknowledged their own faiths complicity in the environmental crisis. Out of this confrontation have been born vital new theologies based in the recovery of marginalized elements of tradition, profound criticisms of the past, and ecologically oriented visions of God, the Sacred, the Earth, and human beings. The proposed handbook will serve as the definitive overview of these exciting new developments. Divided into three main sections, the books essays will reflect the three dominant dimensions of the field. Part I will explore traditional religious concepts of and attitudes towards nature and how these have been changed by the environmental crisis. Part II looks at larger conceptual issues that transcend individual traditions. Part III will examine religious participation in environmental politics.show more

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  • Hardback | 688 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.5 x 53.3mm | 1,292.75g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195178726
  • 9780195178722
  • 1,987,415

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A main strength of this book is the broad perspective it offers on the main religious traditions in the world. It is well worth reading for the information on comparative aspects among the main religions and religious philosophies ... a most valuable document * Luc Hens, International Journal of Environment and Pollution * This is truly a ray of light among all the messages of doom. * Northern Echo (Darlington/ South Durham) * ...essential work. * Nigel Cooper, The Church Times * a 'state-of-the-art' report which provides an introduction to the field or further development of exploration of it. It would seem to seve best as the former...as a way of promoting the field and exploring some of its main issue the Handbook works well. It is an interesting, stimulating, and useful book, well researched and well written. * Tony Watling, Journal of Contemporary Religion *show more

About Roger S. Gottlieb

Roger S. Gottlieb is professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.show more

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