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  1. Pilgrimage to the National Parks

    Religion and Nature in the United States

    By Lynn Ross-Bryant

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion, Travel, and Tourism

    National Parks – ‘America’s Best Idea’ – were from the first seen as sacred sites embodying the God-given specialness of American people and American land, and from the first they were also marked as tourist attractions. The inherent tensions between these two realities ensured the parks would be...

    Published August 24th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Environmental Ethics in Buddhism

    A Virtues Approach

    By Pragati Sahni

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Environmental Ethics in Buddhism presents a logical and thorough examination of the metaphysical and ethical dimensions of early Buddhist literature. The author determines the meaning of nature in the early Buddhist context from general Buddhist teachings on dhamma, paticcasamuppada, samsara and...

    Published November 17th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Animal Ethics and Theology

    The Lens of the Good Samaritan

    By Daniel Miller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    In this book, Daniel K. Miller articulates a new vision of human and animal relationships based on the foundational love ethic within Christianity. Framed around Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan, Animal Ethics and Theology thoughtfully examines the shortcomings of utilitarian and rights-based...

    Published November 14th 2011 by Routledge

  4. A New Environmental Ethics

    The Next Millennium for Life on Earth

    By Holmes Rolston III

    No one looking ahead at the middle of the last century could have foreseen the extent and the importance of the ensuing environmental crises. Now, more than a decade into the next century, no one can ignore it. A New Environmental Ethics: the Next Millennium for Life on Earth offers clear,...

    Published September 19th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Grounding Religion

    A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology

    Edited by Whitney Bauman, Richard Bohannon, Kevin O'Brien

    How do religion and the natural world interact with one another? Grounding Religion introduces students to the growing field of religion and ecology, exploring a series of questions about how the religious world influences and is influenced by ecological systems. Grounding Religion examines the...

    Published September 29th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Religion and the Environment

    Edited by Roger S. Gottlieb

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    In the last two decades a new form of religiously motivated social action and a virtually new field of academic study—each based in recognition of the connections between religion and humanity’s treatment of the environment—have developed. Interactions between religion and environmental concern...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge

  7. The Sacred In-Between: The Mediating Roles of Architecture

    By Thomas Barrie

    The sacred place was, and still is, an intermediate zone created in the belief that it has the ability to co-join the religious aspirants to their gods. An essential means of understanding this sacred architecture is through the recognition of its role as an ‘in-between’ place. Establishing the...

    Published March 28th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Gaia and Climate Change

    A Theology of Gift Events

    By Anne Primavesi

    James Lovelock’s Gaia theory revolutionized the understanding of our place and role in the global environment. It is now accepted that our activities over the past two hundred years have contributed to and accelerated the extreme weather events associated with climate change. The fact that those...

    Published August 11th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Deep Blue

    Critical Reflections on Nature, Religion and Water

    By Sylvie Shaw, Andrew Francis

    Nature religions look to rivers, lakes and oceans for inspiration and spiritual transformation. 'Deep Blue' brings together the work of influential scholars in the field of nature religion, ranging across anthropology, mythology, sociology and psychology. The essays examine the interrelationship...

    Published April 30th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Buddhism Observed

    Travellers, Exiles and Tibetan Dharma in Kathmandu

    By Peter Moran

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    How do contemporary Westerners and Tibetans understand not only what it means to be 'Buddhist', but what it means to be hailed as one from 'the West' or from 'Tibet'? This anthropological study examines the encounter between Western travellers and Tibetan exiles in Bodhanath, on the outskirts of...

    Published February 25th 2004 by Routledge