The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology
Edited by Roger S. Gottlieb
This book provides a definitive overview of the exciting new developments in religion and ecology. 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. Divided into three main sections, this book reflects the three dominant dimensions of the field. Part One explores traditional religious concepts of and attitudes towards nature and how these have been changed by the environmental crisis. Part Two looks at larger conceptual issues that transcend individual traditions. Part Three examines religious participation in environmental politics.
- Oxford University Press
- Print Publication Date:
- Nov 2006
- Published to Oxford Handbooks Online:
- Sep 2009