Worldviews, Religion, and the Environment A Global Anthology

ISBN-10: 053459607X

ISBN-13: 9780534596071

Edition: 2003

Authors: Richard C. Foltz

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Perhaps unprecedented in scope, this anthology explores current environmental and ecological issues amidst the various worldviews, cultures, and traditions that constitute the world's major religions. Presenting a global conceptual landscape in part one with selections that focus on the spiritual and environmental crises associated with modernity, this volume, with typical skillful editing in part two, distills all of the major world religions' perspectives?Eastern, Western, and newly emerging?on contemporary ecological issues. Part three rounds out this extraordinary collection of insights with an exploration of other cross-cutting motifs in today's enviro-cultural criticism, including radical environmentalism, ecofeminism, ecojustice, and the rising voice of the Global South.
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Book details

List price: $163.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 620
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.29" long x 1.22" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

Richard Foltz is Professor and Founding Director of the Centre for Iranian Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. A specialist in Iranian Studies, his research also focuses on the relationship between religion and nature, and on Muslim civilizations in general. He has lectured extensively in both America and the Middle East, and is the recipient of several scholarships and awards.His published books include Religions of the Silk Road (Macmillan, 2000) and Mughal India and Central Asia (Oxford University Press, 1998); he is also the author of numerous book chapters and journal articles, and has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (Continuum, 2004).

Preface
Introduction
Worldviews: Understanding Our Place in a Global Age
Environmental Crisis, Spiritual Crisis
Seeds of a Green Theology.
Joseph Sittler: A Theology for Earth
Seyyed Hossein Nasr: The Problem.
Humans, Nature, and Modernity
Carolyn Merchant: Dominion Over Nature.
David R. Loy: The Religion of the Market
Interpreting Tradition
First Peoples
Vine Deloria: Sacred Places and Moral Responsibility
Mary Graham: The Philosophical Underpinnings of Aboriginal Worldview.
Gary Paul Nabhan: Cultural Parallax in Viewing North American Habitats
South Asian Traditions
Christopher Chapple: Jaina and Hindu Responses to the Environmental Crisis.
Vasudha Narayanan: Every Tree is a Bodhi Tree.
Buddhism
Rita Gross: Toward a Buddhist Environmental Ethic
Ian Harris: Ecological Buddhism? Donald Swearer Buddhist Ecology in Contemporary Thailand
Stephanie Kaza: To Save All Beings
Chinese Traditions
Tu Weiming: The Continuity of Being: Chinese Visions of Nature
Mary Evelyn Tucker: Ecological Themes in Taoism and Confucianism
Chung-Ying Cheng: On the Environmental Ethics of the Tao and the Ch''i
Ole Bruun: Fengshui and the Chinese Perception of Nature
Japanese Traditions
Brian Bocking: Japanese Attitudes Toward Nature
Yuriko Saito: The Japanese Appreciation of Nature
Arne Kalland: Culture in Japanese Nature. Joy Hendry: Nature Tamed
Judaism
Aloys H�ttermann: The Most Misunderstood Part of the Bible
Tikva Frymer-Kensky: Ecology in a Biblical Perspective.
Arthur Waskow: And the Earth is Filled With the Breath of Life
Christianity
Anna Peterson: In and of the World
Sallie McFague: An Ecological Christology: Does Christianity Have It?
Calvin DeWitt: The Three Big Questions
Islam
Richard Foltz: Islamic Environmentalism in Theory and Practice.
Nawal H. Ammar: The Ecological Crisis and Islamic Social Justice
Fazlun Khalid: The Disconnected People
Emerging Religions.
White: A Baha''i Perspective on an Ecologically Sustainable Society.
Bruce M. Sullivan: Theology and Ecology at the Birthplace of Krishna
Graham Harvey: Paganism and the Environment
Contemporary Perspectives
Ecocentrism and Radical Environmentalism
Aldo Leopold: The Land Ethic
Bill Devall and George Sessions: Principles of Deep Ecology
Joanna Macy: The Ecological Self
Bron Taylor: Earth First!''s Religious Radicalism
Ecofeminism
Ynestra King: The Ecology of Feminism and the Feminism of Ecology
Rosemary Radford Ruether: Ecofeminism: The Challenge to Theology
Shamara Shantu Riley: Ecology is a Sistah''s Issue Too
Mary Mellor: Ecofeminism and Ecosocialism
Voices From the Global South.
Leonardo Boff: Science, Technology, Power, and Liberation Theology.
Daneel: Earthkeeping Churches at the African Grass Roots
Eliane Potiguara: The Earth is the Indian''s Mother, Nh�ndecy
New Cosmologies and Visions
Thomas Berry: The New Story
James Lovelock: God and Gaia
Riane Eisler: Toward a Partnership Future.
Gottlieb: A Spirituality of Resistance
Globalization, Community and Ecojustice.
Korten: The Failures of Bretton Woods
Helena Norberg-Hodge: The Pressure to Modernize and Globalize
Wendell Berry: Does Community Have a Value?
Appendix
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