Spirit of the Environment: Religion, Value, and Environmental Concern

Synopsis

Spirit of the Environment brings spiritual and religious concerns to environmental issues. Providing a much needed alternative to exploring human beings' relationship to the natural world through the restrictive lenses of 'science', 'ecology', or even 'morality', this book offers a fresh perspective to the field. Spirit of the Environment addresses:* the environmental attitudes of the major religions;* the relationship between art and nature;* the Gaia hypothesis;* the non-instrumental values which have inspired environmental concern.Contributors range from a variety of disciplines including philosophy, comparative religion, education and social anthropology, providing students with an intriguing survey on the role that spirituality and religion play in nature.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Purushottama Bilimoria
  • Martin Palmer
  • Arthur Hertzberg
  • Fazlun Khalid
  • Stephen R. L. Clark
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1998