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Inspiring Progress Religions' Contributions to Sustainable Development

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ISBN-10: 0393328325

ISBN-13: 9780393328325

Edition: 2006

Authors: Gary T. Gardner

List price: $18.95
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Explores how the world's religions have a calling to build societies both environmentally sustainable and socially just. The absence of strong spiritual and ethical dimensions in twentieth-century development helped to produce one of the most violent, environmentally impoverished, and economically unequal centuries in human history. Ethical and spiritual contributions in the twenty-first century are needed to rectify these pitfalls. Religions can help societies to wrestle with the bedrock question of societal advancement: What does it mean to be a developed society? In doing so, religious traditions help to create the new worldviews needed to build sustainable civilizations in the new…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.20" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The power of vision : worldviews shape progress
The paradox of progress in the 20th century
Tools for course correction : religions' contributions
New vision : nature, then economies
Nature as sacred ground
Warming to the climate challenge
New vision : choosing well-being
Hungry for more : the consumption challenge
Mindful investments
New vision : toward an ethics of progress
Getting to a new progress