This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Deep ecology - 673 pages
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This text provides a survey of the critical connections between religion, nature and the environment. It includes writings from sacred texts and a broad spectrum of eco-theological selections as well as historical and contemporary selections from key authors and a multicultural range of sources. Traditional religious myths, creation stories, and conceptions of nature are surveyed - with selections from Jewish, Christian, Native American, Indian, African, Chinese and indigenous texts and commentators. This work also focuses on religion in an age of environmental crisis. Exploring religious rituals that help us respond to nature, the complex relations between religion, ecology and society, including the religious role in environmental political movements, are also examined.
 

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Contents

Henry David Thoreau from Walking
18
Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature
25
Annie Dillard Teaching a Stone to Talk
32
Stephanie Kaza House of Wood
41
Fanetorens Ray Fadden The Creation
50
The Shadow of Civilization
63
Hebrew Bible Selections
71
Louis Ginzberg from Legends of the Bible
84
Vandana Shiva from Staying Alive
382
Terry Tempest Williams The Clan of OneBreasted Women
390
Carol Adams Destabilizing Patriarchal Consumption
397
PA RT V Ecotheology in an Age of Environmental Crisis
405
Joanna Macy Faith Power and Ecology
415
Brian Walsh Marianne B Karsh Trees Forestry and the Responsiveness
423
Warwick Fox Transpersonal Ecology and the Varieties
436
Religious Practice for a Sacred Earth
445

David Kinsley Christianity as Ecologically Harmful
104
Christianity as Ecologically Responsible
116
Michael Kioni Dudley Traditional Native Hawaiian
125
J Donald Hughes from American Indian Ecology
131
Chatsumarn Kabilisingh Early Buddhist Views on Nature
147
John S Mbiti African Views of the Universe
174
Ecotheology in an Age ofEnvironmental Crisis
181
Roderick Nash The Greening of Religion
194
American Baptist Churches USA Creation and the Covenant of Caring
238
Liberating Life A Report to the World Council of Churches
251
John F Haught Christianity and Ecology
270
The Cosmic Christ
286
Arthur Waskow What is EcoKosher?
297
Ken Jones Getting Out of Our Own Light
303
Theodore Walker Jr AfricanAmerican Resources
309
Ecotheology in an Age of Environmental Crisis
317
Anne Primavesi Ecofeminism and Canon
334
The Politics
346
Ellen Bernstein and Dan Fink Blessings and Praise
451
The Sun Dance
470
The Earth is the Lords
480
John Seed Invocation
499
Marina Lachecki The Blessing of the Water
507
Charlene Spretnak Beyond Humanism Modernity and Patriarchy
532
Max Oelschlaeger from Caring for Creation
537
Sharma On Sustainability
558
Catherine Ingram Interview with Cesar Chavez
586
Citizenship in Earth
604
David Spangler Imagination Gaia
611
Dieter T Hessel Now that Animals
620
The First National
634
Joint Appeal by Religion
640
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
655
SOME ORGANIZATIONS TO CONTACT
661
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
669
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About the author (1996)

Roger S. Gottlieb is Professor of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institiute and is widely recognized for his work in environmentalism. He has a regular column in Tikkun, and has published in popular venues such as the Sunday Boston Globe and Orion Afield. He has written and edited books on Marxism, Religion and Environmentalism.

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