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The Rediscovery of Nature: Religion and the Environmental Crisis

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

in Religion & The Order of Nature: The 1994 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108231
eISBN:
9780199853441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108231.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

After several centuries of an ever-increasing eclipse of the religious significance of nature in the West and neglect of the order of nature by mainstream Christian religious thought, many Christian ... More


Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology

Willis Jenkins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328516
eISBN:
9780199869862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328516.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Christianity struggles to show how living on earth matters for living with God. While people of faith increasingly seek practical ways to respond to the environmental crisis, theology has had ... More


A Biocultural Basis for an Ethic toward the Natural Environment

Stephen R. Kellert

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter addresses the contemporary environmental crisis as one that requires fundamental societal shifts of values and ethical relations to the natural world. It discusses the important and ... More


Religion, Nature, Environment

Roger S. Gottlieb

in A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176483
eISBN:
9780199850846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176483.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The new ecotheologies—accounts of God, ultimate meaning, human responsibility, and ethical life—typically begin with the pained recognition of just how bad things have become. Why do we need ... More


Introduction

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

in Religion & The Order of Nature: The 1994 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108231
eISBN:
9780199853441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108231.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The world of nature is being desecrated and destroyed in an unprecedented manner globally by both those who have secularized the world about them and developed a science and technology capable of ... More


Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Sheldon H. Lu and Jiayan Mi (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In coming decades, film will be one of the primary ways in which China adopts and expands ecological consciousness. This anthology is a book-length study of China's ecosystem through the lens of ... More


Introduction

Ken Hiltner

in What Else Is Pastoral?: Renaissance Literature and the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449406
eISBN:
9780801460760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449406.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book's main arguments: that Renaissance pastoral, in addition to sometimes being a figurative mode masking political controversies, is also frequently concerned ... More


Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Liam Downey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The world currently faces several severe social and environmental crises, including economic under-development, widespread poverty and hunger, lack of safe drinking water for one-sixth of the world's ... More


Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Finis Dunaway

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Certain images stand out as icons of American environmentalism: a 1971 public service announcement featuring the “Crying Indian,” who sheds a tear in response to litter and pollution; the cooling ... More


Religion and Religions

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

in Religion & The Order of Nature: The 1994 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108231
eISBN:
9780199853441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108231.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Although the crisis of the relationship between man and the world of nature on the scale observable today first began in the West where modernism was born, it is now global and demands an inquiry ... More


The Order of Nature

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

in Religion & The Order of Nature: The 1994 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108231
eISBN:
9780199853441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108231.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Greek word for order, cosmos, is used to refer to the totality of external reality which is perceptible, while naturalistic philosophers identify with reality as such and religions and religious ... More


Religion and the Resacralization of Nature

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

in Religion & The Order of Nature: The 1994 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108231
eISBN:
9780199853441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108231.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

One solution to the current environmental crisis is to resacralize nature, not by man who has no power to bestow the quality of sacredness upon anything, but through the remembrance of what nature is ... More


Inequality, Democracy, and Macro-Structural Environmental Sociology

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter proposes an alternative framework for explaining the global environmental crisis: the inequality, democracy, and the environment (IDE) model. It first considers the macro-structural ... More


‘I am not afraid to die’: contemporary environmental crisis fiction and the post-theory era

Louise Squire

in Extending Ecocriticism: Crisis, Collaboration and Challenges in the Environmental Humanities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994396
eISBN:
9781526132260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994396.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this chapter, Louise Squire introduces the idea that the human ‘denial’ of death has in part contributed to our approach to environmental crisis. She considers the possibilities for literary ... More


Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth

Laurel Kearns and Catherine Keller (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227457
eISBN:
9780823236626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227457.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

We hope—even as we doubt—that the environmental crisis can be controlled. Public awareness of our species' self-destructiveness as material beings in a material world is growing—but ... More


Environmental Degradation Reconsidered

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book has highlighted the limitations of existing arguments in accounting for the structural causes of social and environmental harm, including macro-structural environmental sociology, with ... More


Introduction

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book examines how organizational and institutional inequality as well as elite-controlled organizations and mechanisms cause social and environmental harm. It presents a series of case studies ... More


From Santa Barbara to Earth Day

Finis Dunaway

in Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter considers how media coverage of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and photographs of the Earth from space popularized the notion of all-encompassing, slowly escalating environmental ... More


William Faulkner and the Machine Age Watershed

Susan Scott Parrish

in The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the influence of the Great Mississippi Flood on William Faulkner. At the time of the 1927 disaster, Faulkner was twenty-nine years old. As he consumed the media coverage of the ... More


Science and Storytelling: Al Gore and the Climate Debate

Stephanie Rutherford

in Governing the Wild: Ecotours of Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674404
eISBN:
9781452946740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674404.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on the construction of climate change discourse by examining the personage and work of Al Gore. An Inconvenient Truth relies on the impartiality and unquestioned truth of science ... More


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