Deep Ecology and World Religions: New Essays on Sacred Ground

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SUNY Press, Feb 22, 2001 - Nature - 291 pages
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Bringing together thirteen new essays on the important relationship between traditional world spirituality and the contemporary environmental perspective of deep ecology, this landmark book explores parallels and contrasts between religious values and those proposed by deep ecology. In examining how deep ecologists and the various religious traditions can both learn from and critique one another, the following traditions are considered: indigenous cultures, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Catholicism, Islam, Protestantism, Christian ecofeminism, and New Age spirituality.

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Deep ecology, a valuation of the ecosystem or the whole system of life that does not necessarily involve a god, serves as the focal point of the 13 religious essays featured in this collection. As the ... Read full review


Introduction David Landis Barnhill and Roger S Gottlieb
A Shared Fate a Shared Task Roger S Gottlieb
Indigenous Traditions and Deep Ecology John A Grim
Hinduism and Deep Ecology Christopher Key Chappie
Huayan Buddhism and Deep Ecology David Landis Barnhill
Chinese Religion Daoism and Deep Ecology Jordan Paper
Confucianism and Deep Ecology Mary Evelyn Tucker
Judaism and Deep Ecology Eric Katz
Catholicism and Deep Ecology John E Carroll
Islam and Deep Ecology Nawal Ammar
Protestant Theology and Deep Ecology John B Cobb Jr
Deep Ecology Ecofeminism and the Bible Rosemary Radford Ruether
Ken Wilbers Critique of Ecological Spirituality
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David Landis Barnhill is Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and Associate Professor of Intercultural and Religious Studies at Guilford College. He is the author of At Home on the Earth: Becoming Native to Our Place: A Multicultural Anthology.

Roger S. Gottlieb is Professor of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His most recent book is A Spirituality of Resistance: Finding a Peaceful Heart and Protecting the Earth.