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Obstacles, Prospects, Hope

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/9780195176483.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 8 focuses on the functions of religious environmentalism in the larger context. The chapter discusses the threats to environmentalists commitments and coming to grips with these forces: ... More


Religious Environmentalism in Action

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/9780195176483.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter elucidates religious environmentalism as a worldwide movement of political, social, ecological, and cultural action. As expressions of a particular religion, in ecumenical alliances with ... More


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

Roger S. Gottlieb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176483
eISBN:
9780199850846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176483.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a time of darkening environmental prospects, frightening religious fundamentalism, and moribund liberalism, the remarkable and historically unprecedented rise of religious environmentalism is a ... More


Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Mallory McDuff

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Natural Saints: How Churches are Working to Save God’s Earth shares stories and strategies of people of faith working to integrate the environment into their ministries. This book tells the stories ... More


Introduction

Amanda J. Baugh

in God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291164
eISBN:
9780520965003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291164.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter advances the book’s central argument: the spread of religious environmentalism in the United States has relied not simply on the “ecological dimensions” of scriptures, theology, and ... More


God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White

Amanda J. Baugh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291164
eISBN:
9780520965003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291164.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

American environmentalism historically has been associated with the interests of white elites. Yet religious leaders in the twenty-first century have helped instill concern about the earth among ... More


A Greener Faith

Stephen Ellingson

in To Care for Creation: The Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367248
eISBN:
9780226367415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226367415.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter opens with a history of religious environmentalism and the new religious movement that emerged during the 1990s and early 2000s. It outlines competing explanations for movement emergence ... More


To Care for Creation: The Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement

Stephen Ellingson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367248
eISBN:
9780226367415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226367415.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Historically, American religions have not been involved with the environmental movement, but during the early 1990s activists from a variety of religious traditions established a small number of ... More


Soteriology and Stakeholders: The Greening of the Auroville Plateau, 1973–2007

Eliza F. Kent

in Sacred Groves and Local Gods: Religion and Environmentalism in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199895465
eISBN:
9780199985678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895465.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter four examines an environmental education and restoration campaign launched from Puttupattu, which was co-sponsored by residents of the utopian neo-Hindu settlement of Auroville (near ... More


Spirituality and Nature

Roger S. Gottlieb

in Spirituality: What It Is and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199738748
eISBN:
9780199979349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738748.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyses the critical role of spirituality in the human relationship with nature. Different forms of connection (nature as sacred in itself, nature as the word of God, nature “spirits”) ... More


Sacrifice and Sacrality: Sacred Grove Restoration Projects near Chennai

Eliza F. Kent

in Sacred Groves and Local Gods: Religion and Environmentalism in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199895465
eISBN:
9780199985678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895465.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Continuing the examination of Indian religious environmentalism, this chapter focuses on the work of the Chennai-based C.P. Ramasamy Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC). After describing the ... More


Sacred Groves and Local Gods: Religion and Environmentalism in South India

Eliza F. Kent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199895465
eISBN:
9780199985678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895465.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In recent years, India’s “sacred groves” have attracted the attention of NGOs, botanists, specialists in traditional medicine and anthropologists. As small forests or stands of trees set aside for a ... More


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