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

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

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

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.
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