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

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

Roger S. Gottlieb


In a time of darkening environmental customers, scary spiritual fundamentalism, and moribund liberalism, the outstanding and traditionally unheard of upward push of non secular environmentalism is a profound resource of wish. In A Greener Faith , Roger S. Gottlieb chronicles the guarantees of this severely vital move, illuminating its valuable principles, major personalities, and methods of connecting deal with the earth with justice for humans. He additionally exhibits how spiritual environmentalism breaks the time-honored limitations of "religious concerns" in political existence. announcing that environmental degradation is sacrilegious, sinful, and an offense opposed to God catapults religions without delay into questions of social coverage, financial and ethical priorities, and the final course of secular society. Gottlieb contends religious standpoint utilized to the Earth offers the environmental flow with a uniquely applicable approach to voice its dream of a sustainable and simply global. both vital, it is helping improve a world-making political time table that a long way exceeds curiosity crew politics utilized to forests and poisonous incinerators. quite, non secular environmentalism deals an all-inclusive imaginative and prescient of what humans are and the way we should always deal with one another and the remainder of life.

Gottlieb deftly analyzes the turning out to be synthesis of the movement's non secular, social, and political features, in addition to the demanding situations it faces in consumerism, fundamentalism, and globalization. hugely enticing and passionately argued, this e-book is an critical source for individuals of religion, environmentalists, students, and someone who's considering our planet's future.

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