TitleEcology and ReligionAuthorPublishedWashington : Island Press -0001
Status:Check Shelves SubjectSpiritual EcologyCategoryTheologyMediaBookEdition1ISBN978-1-6109-1235-8TypeElectronicDescription
his primer explores the history of religious traditions and the environment, illustrating how religious teachings and practices both promoted and at times subverted sustainability. Subsequent chapters examine the emergence of religious ecology, as views of nature changed in religious traditions and the ecological sciences. Yet the authors argue that religion and ecology are not the province of institutions or disciplines alone. They describe four fundamental aspects of religious life: orienting, grounding, nurturing, and transforming. Readers then see how these phenomena are experienced in a Native American religion, Orthodox Christianity, Confucianism, and Hinduism.