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Religion and Ecology

Nancy Mccagney
Religion and Ecology

Religion and Ecology

Nancy Mccagney

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Offers a critical introduction to environmental values found in the religious, secular and scientific world views of different cultures across the world. The text surveys the main perspectives, movements and individual figures, and compares the different views to interpreting ecological themes. The central theme of the book is that, since environmental degradation arises from particular sets of environmental values, and since all humans need a healthy environment, a cross-cultural dialogue about values will facilitate the identification of shared values and re-evaluation of damaging ones.

- Publisher This study offers a critical introduction to environmental values found in the religious, secular and scientific views of different cultures across the world. It examines the differing views and conflicts in interpreting ecological themes.

- Publisher This is a critical introduction to environmental values found in the religious, secular, & scientific world-views of different cultures across the world. Religion & Ecology surveys the main perspectives, movements, & individual figures, & compares the different views to interpreting ecological themes. The central theme is that since environmental degradation arises from particular sets of environmental values, & since all humans need a healthy environment, a cross-cultural dialogue about values will facilitate the identification of shared values & reevaluation of damaging ones. The book examines the conflict between the human rights tradition in the West & long term environmental interests arguing that science, religion & the public must work together in mutual respect to resolve the root causes of environmental degradation.

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Offers a critical introduction to environmental values found in the religious, secular and scientific world views of different cultures across the world. The text surveys the main perspectives, movements and individual figures, and compares the different views to interpreting ecological themes. The central theme of the book is that, since environmental degradation arises from particular sets of environmental values, and since all humans need a healthy environment, a cross-cultural dialogue about values will facilitate the identification of shared values and re-evaluation of damaging ones.
- Publisher

This study offers a critical introduction to environmental values found in the religious, secular and scientific views of different cultures across the world. It examines the differing views and conflicts in interpreting ecological themes.
- Publisher

This is a critical introduction to environmental values found in the religious, secular, & scientific world-views of different cultures across the world. Religion & Ecology surveys the main perspectives, movements, & individual figures, & compares the different views to interpreting ecological themes. The central theme is that since environmental degradation arises from particular sets of environmental values, & since all humans need a healthy environment, a cross-cultural dialogue about values will facilitate the identification of shared values & reevaluation of damaging ones. The book examines the conflict between the human rights tradition in the West & long term environmental interests arguing that science, religion & the public must work together in mutual respect to resolve the root causes of environmental degradation.
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Table Of Contents

  • 1. Religion And Nature. 2. Human Beings. 3. Environmental Ethics. 4.
  • Ethics And Law. 5. Endangered Species Versus Human Foetuses. 6. Individual
  • Rights, Extensionism And Holism. 7. Science And Religion. 8. Environmental
  • Ethics Solutions.

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  • Catalogue Code 146779
  • Product Code 0631205845
  • EAN 9780631205845
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Environment
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Jan 2000
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 mm

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