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By John Grim

From the Psalms within the Bible to the sacred rivers in Hinduism, the flora and fauna has been indispensable to the world’s religions. John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker contend that today’s growing to be environmental demanding situations make the connection ever extra vital.

This primer explores the background of spiritual traditions and the surroundings, illustrating how spiritual teachings and practices either promoted and now and then subverted sustainability. next chapters learn the emergence of non secular ecology, as perspectives of nature replaced in spiritual traditions and the ecological sciences. but the authors argue that faith and ecology are now not the province of associations or disciplines by myself. They describe 4 basic facets of spiritual lifestyles: orienting, grounding, nurturing, and remodeling. Readers then see how those phenomena are skilled in a local American faith, Orthodox Christianity, Confucianism, and Hinduism.

Ultimately, Grim and Tucker argue that the engagement of non secular groups is important if humanity is to maintain itself and the planet. scholars of environmental ethics, theology and ecology, global religions, and environmental stories will obtain an effective grounding within the burgeoning box of non secular ecology.

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