An Ecology of the Spirit: Religious Reflection and Environmental Consciousness

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Michael Barnes
University Press of America, 1994 - Religion - 242 pages
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An Ecology of the Spirit is a major resource in current ecological thinking among religious writers. Distinguished scholars and writers in the fields of ecology, theology, religion, and ethics discuss many aspects of the environment and religion, concentrating on seven subject areas: The Influence of Christianity; Ecofeminism and Creation-Centered Spirituality; Moments in the Christian Tradition; Spirituality and Ecological Awareness; Ethics and Ecological Visions; Ecological Awareness in Eastern Religion; and Symbols, Myths, and Metaphors. Contributors: H. Paul Santmire, John A. Haught, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Jay B. McDaniel, Matthew Fox, J. Patout Burns, Dennis Hamm, Maureen Tilley, Jonas Barciauskas, Eugene Bianchi, Dorothy A. Jacki, James A. Donahue, William French, William Grosnick, Christopher Chapple, Fred McLeod, and Sally Kenel. Co-published with the College Theology Society.

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The Task of this Volume
Is Christianity Ecologically Bankrupt? The View from Asylum Hill
Religion and the Origins of the Environmental Crisis

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Michael Barnes is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton.

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