Release Date:01 Oct 2014

Ecology and Religion

Island Press
From the Psalms in the Bible to sacred rivers in Hinduism, the natural world has been integral to the world’s religions. John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker argue that today’s growing environmental challenges make the relationship ever more vital. The authors explore the history of religious traditions and the environment, and the emergence of religious ecology. They then describe four fundamental aspects of religious life: orienting, grounding, nurturing, and transforming. Readers see how these phenomena are experienced in a Native American religion, Orthodox Christianity, Confucianism, and Hinduism.
John Grim is currently a senior lecturer and scholar at Yale University. He is coordinator of the Forum on Religion and Ecology with Mary Evelyn Tucker, and series editor of World Religions and Ecology, from Harvard Divinity School's Center for the Study of World Religions. Mary Evelyn Tucker is a senior lecturer and senior scholar at Yale University. She is a co-founder and co-director with John Grim of the Forum on Religion and Ecology.
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