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By Roger S. Gottlieb

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

Bringing jointly 13 new essays at the very important dating among conventional global spirituality and the modern environmental point of view of deep ecology, this landmark booklet explores parallels and contrasts among spiritual values and people proposed by way of deep ecology. In studying how deep ecologists and many of the spiritual traditions can either examine from and critique each other, the next traditions are thought of: indigenous cultures, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Catholicism, Islam, Protestantism, Christian ecofeminism, and New Age spirituality.

"One of the main intriguing new advancements within the basic box of environmental experiences is a discussion among faith and ecology. It additionally delivers to be some of 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 hassle to increase an environmental consciousness--and conscience--from the conceptual assets of a number of global religions and indigenous traditions of concept. The editors have the following 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 speak about values and practices of non secular traditions that have interaction deep ecology rules, delivering either critique and mirrored image that sharpen the dialog. those writers verify that how we deal with nature is an ethical query, calling for devoted engagement from a considerate and heartfelt position. encouraged by means of the expanding religious and moral sensibilities woke up through the eco-crisis, this booklet extends the decision to behave brazenly, truthfully, severely, contritely, intelligently, and joyously in exploring spiritual reaction to the basic 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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