By Roger S. Gottlieb

Parallels and contrasts values from global religions and people proposed by means of the environmental standpoint of deep ecology.

Bringing jointly 13 new essays at the vital courting among conventional international spirituality and the modern environmental point of view of deep ecology, this landmark publication explores parallels and contrasts among non secular values and people proposed by way of deep ecology. In studying how deep ecologists and a number of the non secular traditions can either examine from and critique each other, the subsequent traditions are thought of: indigenous cultures, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Catholicism, Islam, Protestantism, Christian ecofeminism, and New Age spirituality.

"One of the main fascinating new advancements within the normal box of environmental reviews is a discussion among faith and ecology. It additionally delivers to be probably the most efficacious, simply because virtually the single factor which may successfully withstand the juggernaut of amoral consumerism is an environmental ethic grounded in non secular trust. This quantity contributes to the hassle to boost an environmental consciousness--and conscience--from the conceptual assets of a number of international religions and indigenous traditions of proposal. The editors have right here assembled the most celebrated and authoritative voices during this well timed new area of discourse." -- J. Baird Callicott, writer of Beyond the Land Ethic: extra Essays in Environmental Philosophy

"Using the lens of deep ecology, the authors speak about values and practices of spiritual traditions that interact deep ecology rules, supplying either critique and mirrored image that sharpen the dialog. those writers verify that how we deal with nature is an ethical query, calling for dedicated engagement from a considerate and heartfelt position. encouraged through the expanding non secular and moral sensibilities woke up by way of the eco-crisis, this e-book extends the decision to behave overtly, in truth, severely, contritely, intelligently, and joyously in exploring spiritual reaction to the elemental ethics of deep ecology." -- Stephanie Kaza, coeditor of Dharma Rain: assets of Buddhist Environmentalism

Contributors comprise Nawal Ammar, David Landis Barnhill, John E. Carroll, Christopher Key Chapple, John B. Cobb Jr., Roger S. Gottlieb, John A. Grim, Eric Katz, Jordan Paper, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and Michael E. Zimmerman.

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