RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD AND ECOLOGY BOOK SERIES

The Religions of the World and Ecology conference series, hosted by the Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR) at Harvard Divinity School, was the result of research conducted at the CSWR over a three-year period (1996-1998)… …

The enormous challenges posed by the environmental crisis in its many complex and interlinking aspects have been much debated. Exploding population, diminishing resources, overconsumption, crippling poverty, rampant pollution, and unrestrained industrialization have created seemingly insoluble problems of global proportions. In searching for solutions to these interrelated problems, it is becoming increasingly clear that what is needed is recovery of mutually enhancing human-earth relations. One approach to reestablish a sense of balance with nature is to draw on worldviews that reflect this sense of reciprocity. This series examines the ecological implications of the beliefs, attitudes, rituals, and doctrines of various world religions in order to discover what they might offer to both the larger interdisciplinary dialogue on the environmental crisis and to the more immediate, pragmatic aspects of public policy and environmental ethics.

An introductory essay to each of the volumes written by conference organizers Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim entitled, “The Challenge of the Environmental Crisis,” provides an introduction to the topic of religion and ecology”

There are also introductions to each of the volumes available on-line at http://fore.yale.edu/publications/books/cswr/ 

Volume Titles Volume Editors Publication Date

Buddhism

Table of Contents
Introduction

Mary Evelyn Tucker
Duncan Ryuken Williams
1997

Christianity

Table of Contents
Introduction

Dieter Hessel
Rosemary Radford Ruether
2000

Confucianism

Table of Contents
Introduction

Mary Evelyn Tucker
John Berthrong
1998

Daoism

Table of Contents
Introduction

N. J. Girardot
Liu Xiaogan
James Miller
2001

Hinduism

Table of Contents
Introduction

Christopher Key Chapple
Mary Evelyn Tucker
2000

Indigenous Traditions

Table of Contents
Introduction

John Grim 2001
Islam

Table of Contents
Introduction

Richard Foltz
Frederick Denny
Azizan Baharuddin
2003

Jainism

Table of Contents
Introduction

Christopher Key Chapple 2002

Judaism

Table of Contents
Introduction

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson 2002

Shinto

Table of Contents
Introduction

Rosemarie Bernard 2004

An introductory essay to each of the volumes written by conference organizers Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim entitled, “The Challenge of the Environmental Crisis,” provides an introduction to the topic of religion and ecology.

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