A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet’s Future

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In a time of darkening environmental prospects, frightening religious fundamentalism, and moribund liberalism, the remarkable and historically unprecedented rise of religious environmentalism is a profound source of hope. Theologians are recovering marginalized nature-honoring elements of traditional religions and forging bold new theologies connecting devotion to God and spiritual truth with love for God’s creation and care for the Earth. Further, these innovative ideas are giving rise to far-reaching political action. A Greener Faith chronicles the promises of this critically important movement, illuminating its fundamental ideas, describing the work of its leading prophets, and detailing its important contributions to a global environmentalism.

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Roger S. Gottlieb is Professor of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. He is the editor of This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, and Environment which is now in its Second Edition and author of A Spirituality of Resistance: Finding a Peaceful Heart and Protecting the Earth and Joining Hands: Politics and Religion Together for Social Change.

Topics: Social & Environmental Ministry. Resource Types: Books.

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