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By Roger S. Gottlieb

Parallels and contrasts values from international religions and people proposed through the environmental standpoint of deep ecology.

Bringing jointly 13 new essays at the vital courting among conventional international spirituality and the modern environmental viewpoint of deep ecology, this landmark publication explores parallels and contrasts among non secular values and people proposed by means of deep ecology. In studying how deep ecologists and many of the spiritual traditions can either study 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 experiences is a discussion among faith and ecology. It additionally delivers to be probably the most efficacious, simply because essentially the one factor that could successfully withstand the juggernaut of amoral consumerism is an environmental ethic grounded in non secular trust. This quantity contributes to the trouble to increase an environmental consciousness--and conscience--from the conceptual assets of numerous global religions and indigenous traditions of concept. 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 talk about values and practices of non secular traditions that have interaction deep ecology rules, supplying either critique and mirrored image that sharpen the dialog. those writers confirm that how we deal with nature is an ethical query, calling for dedicated engagement from a considerate and heartfelt position. encouraged by way of the expanding religious and moral sensibilities woke up via the eco-crisis, this e-book extends the decision to behave brazenly, in truth, seriously, contritely, intelligently, and joyously in exploring spiritual reaction to the elemental ethics of deep ecology." -- Stephanie Kaza, coeditor of Dharma Rain: resources 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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