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

Roger S. Gottlieb


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. The successes and significance of religious environmentalism are manifest ... More

Keywords: religious fundamentalism, liberalism, religious environmentalism, traditional religions, devotion to God, spiritual truth, political action, prayer, ritual, modern society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195176483
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176483.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger S. Gottlieb, author
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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