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This Sacred Earth

Paperback|Feb 1996
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This is the first comprehensive survey of the critical connections between religion, nature and the environment. It includes writings from sacred texts and a broad spectrum of new eco-theological selections. Historical and contemporary selections from key authors and a multicultural...


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This is the first comprehensive survey of the critical connections between religion, nature and the environment. It includes writings from sacred texts and a broad spectrum of new eco-theological selections. Historical and contemporary selections from key authors and a multicultural range of sources make This Sacred Earth an invaluable teaching resource and a unique introduction to the theory and practice of religious environmentalism.
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Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction: Religion in an Age of Environmental Crisis Introduction to the Second Edition: Good News/Bad News Part I: The Moment of Seeing: Selections from Nature Writers Linking Nature and Spirit 1.1 From the Halibun: (trans. David Barnhill): Matshuo Basho 1.2 On the Lure of the Country: William Hazlitt 1.3 From "Walking": Henry David Thoreau 1.4 Nature: Ralph Waldo Emerson 1.5 From Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf: John Muir 1.6 From A Sand County Almanac: Aldo Leopold 1.7 Nature: Luther Standing Bear 1.8 Seeing the Light: Robert Finch 1.9 The Kill Hole: Linda Hogan Part II: How Have Traditional Religions Viewed Nature? 2.1 The Creation: Fanetorens (Ray Fadden) 2.2 Death and the Rebirth of the Universe (Hindu): Joseph L. Henderson and Maude Oaks 2.3 The Parade of Ants (Hindu): Joseph L. Henderson and Maude Oaks 2.4 The Five Suns (Aztec): Joseph L. Henderson and Maude Oaks 2.5 Persephone:Joseph L. Henderson and Maude Oaks 2.6 From Forests: the Shadow of Civilization: Robert Pogue Harrison 2.7 From the Tao Te Ching: Lao Tzu 2.8 Selections: Hebrew Bible 2.9 Selections: Qur'an 2.10 Jews, Jewish Texts, and Nature: A Brief History: Daniel Swartz 2.11 From Legends of the Bible: Louis Ginzberg 2.12 From "In and of the World: Christian Theological Anthropology and Environmental Ethics: Anna Peterson 2.13 Traditional Native Hawaiian Environmental Philosophy: Michael Kioni Dudley 2.14 Early Buddhist Views on Nature: Chatsumarn Kabilisingh 2.15 Illuminating Darkness: The Monk-Cave-Bat-Ecosystem Complex in Thailand: Leslie E. Sponsel and Poranee Matadcha-Sponsel 2.16 Satyagraha for Conservation: Awakening the Spirit of Hinduism: O.P. Dwivedi 2.17 Islamic Environment: Ethics, Law, and Society: Mawil Y. Izzi Deen (Samarrai) 2.18 Central African Voices on the Human-Environmental Relationship: Richard B. Peterson 2.19 An Aboriginal Perspective on the Integrity of Creation: Stan McKay 2.20 Biodiversity and Tradition in Malaysia: Patrick Segundad 2.21 Learning to Connect Spirit, Mind, Body, and Heart to the Environment: A Healer's Perspective: Lea Bill-Rippling Water Woman Part III: Ecotheology in an Age of Environmental Crisis: Transforming Tradition 3.1 The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis: Lynn White 3.2 The Ecological Crisis: A Common Responsibility: Pope John Paul II 3.3 Creation and the Covenant of Caring: American Baptist Churches USA 3.4 Basis for Our Caring: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 3.5 Evangelical Declaration on the Environment "On the Care of Creation": Evangelical Environmental Network 3.6 "Address of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew":Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew 3.7 Christianity and Ecology: John F. Haught 3.8 Protestant Theology and Deep Ecology: John B. Cobb 3.9 What is Eco-Kosher? Arthur Waskow 3.10 African-American Resources for A More Inclusive Liberation Theology: Theodore Walker, Jr. 3.11 An Islamic Response to the Manifest Ecological Crisis: Issues of Justice: Nawal H. Ammar 3.12 Hinduism and Deep Ecology: Christopher Key Chapple 3.13 Beyond the Enlightenment Mentality: Tu Weiming 3.14 To Save All Beings: Buddhist Environmental Activism: Stephanie Kaza 3.15 Somebody, not Something: Do Animals Have Souls? Gary A. Kowalski 3.16 The Theological Basis of Animal Rights: Andrew Linzey 3.17 No Place to Hide: Spirituality, Avoidance, and Denial: Roger S. Gottlie
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Updated with nearly forty new selections to reflect the tremendous growth and transformation of scholarly, theological, and activist religious environmentalism, This Sacred Earth Second Edition remains the unparalleled resource for the study of religion's complex relationship to the environment.
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