Religion and Environmentalism: Exploring the Issues

by
Lora Stoneauthor

Lora Stone is associate professor of sociology at University of New Mexico, Gallup. She has taught and published in the fields of political science and sociology for more than twenty years.

Religion and Environmentalism: Exploring the Issues

20200731

ABC-CLIO

Pages 232
Topics Biodiversity;Buddhism;Christianity;Climate Change;Dalai Lama;Environmental Justice;Hinduism;Islam;Judaism;Paganism;Religious Environmental Movement;Shiva, Vandana;Sustainability;Religion: Politics;Current Events and Issues: Environment

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Religion and Environmentalism: Exploring the Issues

Author(s): Stone, Lora;
Contributors: Stone, Lora;
Abstract:

A foundational resource for readers investigating religiously motivated environmentalism, this book provides both a global overview of the subject and a detailed discussion of key figures, concepts, organizations, events, and documents.

Beginning in the late 1960s, a growing number of activists, scholars, and scientists asserted that traditional religions had been major contributors to the environmental crisis. In response, theologians, religious organizations, and religiously motivated activists became increasingly involved in environmental issues. At the same time, emerging nature-based belief systems emphasized values and lifestyles based in environmentalism. More recently, religiously motivated environmentalism has become a powerful force in shaping environmental policy and human action globally and has joined with secular environmentalism to address related issues.

This book explores the background and current state of religious environmentalism. The book begins with an overview essay examining the history and context of religious environmentalism and its significance today. A chronology then profiles the most important events related to religious environmentalism. A section of more than 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries follows, with each entry providing objective information about people, places, events, movements, works, and other topics. The entries include cross-references and suggestions for further reading, and the book closes with a selected, annotated bibliography of major works.


  • An introductory essay overviews the origins and present-day significance of religious environmental activism
  • A chronology features important events related to religion and the environment
  • More than 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries provide objective, essential information about people, works, theories, movements, events, and other topics related to religious environmentalism
  • Entries cite works for further reading and an annotated bibliography directs users to additional resources

SortTitle: religion and environmentalism: exploring the issues
Keyword(s): Biodiversity; Buddhism; Christianity; Climate Change; Dalai Lama; Environmental Justice; Hinduism; Islam; Judaism; Paganism; Religious Environmental Movement; Shiva, Vandana; Sustainability; Religion: Politics; Current Events and Issues: Environment
Author Info:
Lora Stoneauthor

Lora Stone is associate professor of sociology at University of New Mexico, Gallup. She has taught and published in the fields of political science and sociology for more than twenty years.

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Print ISBN-13: 9781440868566
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 232
Publication Date: 20200731
Series: Religion in Politics and Society Today