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Release Date:01 Oct 2014
ISBN:9781597267083
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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 scholarat Yale University. He is coordinator of the Forum on Religion andEcology with Mary Evelyn Tucker, and series editor of World Religionsand Ecology, from Harvard Divinity School's Center for the Study ofWorld Religions. Mary Evelyn Tucker is a seniorlecturer and senior scholar at Yale University. She is a co-founder andco-director with John Grim of the Forum on Religion and Ecology.
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