Frontiers in Religion and Ecology

Notes on the New Ecology and the Creation of Value

Authored by: Nathaniel F. Barrett , William R. Jordan III

The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science

Print publication date:  October  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415492447
eBook ISBN: 9780203803516
Adobe ISBN: 9781136634178

10.4324/9780203803516.ch30

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Abstract

One of the most promising cultural developments of the past few decades has been the spread of environmental concern to an increasingly diverse range of religious traditions and communities (Jenkins 2009). The growth of religious environmentalism in society at large is reflected within the academy by the recent blossoming of religion and ecology as a distinct sub-field of theology and religious studies (Gottlieb 2006: 16–17). Joined together and energized by an acute sense of social and environmental crisis, these parallel movements present a wealth of opportunities to catalyze new working relationships between diverse cultures, disciplines, scholars, and practitioners.

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