Edited by Bron Taylor
Shaw in American Reference Books Annual The award winning Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature critically explores the relationships among human beings, their environments, and the religious dimensions of life. This wide-ranging work — chronologically, geographically, religiously — includes 1, entries from international contributors.
In addition to the standard, scholarly entry, this highly-accessible reference is creatively enriched through two unique, additional genres: scholarly perspectives articles wherein authors advance an argument or reflect on their own role in or views regarding the religion and nature field; and practitioner entries, which are written by well-known figures who have had an impact in the issues the encyclopedia engages.
While there have always been those Philosophers, religionists and others who have explored the relationship of religion and nature, Bron Taylor, consulting editor Jeffrey Kaplan, and executive editors Laura Hobgood-Oster, Adrian Ivakhiv and Michael York, as well as the many associate and assistant editors, have created an historic complilation of a field. It is historic because it documents a new field of study; this is an exploration of religion and nature but in the light of the ecological crisis as it came more vividly into human consciousness in the mid-twentieth century The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature is an excellent contribution to the field of religion nature.
It covers the quirky and the serious, presents movements, ideas, scholars and activities from virtually every continent and many culture, and, in many cases, brings history forward to meet the ecological crisis The Encyclopedia is an extremely helpful took for beginners as it is quite accessible to undergraduates and the generally educated.
With its specialized topics, broad scope, bibliographies on many topics, and special features it is useful for more advanced scholars as well.
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It tackles the tough questions: will the emergent "greening" of religion, and our efforts to leave ever lighter ecological footprints in our daily lives, spread rapidly enough around the globe to halt our heedless destruction of nature and heal some of the scars we have inflicted, before it is too late?
Many of the contributions reflect my conviction that there is, indeed, reason for hope. The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature is a scholarly and critical resource for anyone who cares about the future of planet Earth, and wonders how we might more effectively work together to save our beautiful world for future generations.
Comprising two very large volumes, 1. In it you will find nearly one thousand detailed, scholarly, and surprisingly well written essays on everything from 'Abbey, Edward' one of America's premier fiction and nonfiction radical environment writers to 'Zulu Culture. Quite impressive in scope-1, entries by over authorities, both scholars and activists-it is especially commendable for bridging religious conviction to environmental ethics, science, and policy, across local, regional, and global levels.
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The impressive range of articles clearly reminds us of the importance of collaborative scholarship. We are indebted to Taylor and Kaplan for their remarkable achievement in overseeing this work. Taylor has established a website in conjunction with this project, www. We may hope that these resources will draw more social scientists into the field of religion and nature.
He has published several monographs and many articles in the field of law and religion as well as in other areas. Cole Durham, Jr.
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