Examines religious communities as advocates of environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture practices.
Writing at the interface of religion and nature theory, US religious history, and environmental ethics, Todd LeVasseur presents the case for the emergence of a nascent “religious agrarianism” within certain subsets of Judaism and Christianity in the United States. Adherents of this movement, who share an e...(Read More)
Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.
Plants are people too? Not exactly, but in this work of philosophical botany Matthew Hall challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants, arguing that they are other-than-human persons. Plants constitute the bulk of our visible biomass, underpin all natural ecosystems, and make life on Earth possible. Yet plants are considered passive...(Read More)
Looks at how ecotheology has created a new vision of the natural world and the place of humans within it.
Is there any hope for a more sustainable world? Can we reimagine a way of living in which the nonhuman world matters? Anne Marie Dalton and Henry C. Simmons claim that the ecotheology that arose during the mid-twentieth century gives us reason for hope. While ecotheologians acknowledge that Christianity pla...(Read More)
Religious Traditions and Genetically Modified Foods Conrad G. Brunk - Editor Harold Coward - Editor
Perspectives on genetically modified foods from world religions and indigenous traditions.
Modern biotechnology has surpassed science fiction with such feats as putting fish genes in tomatoes to create a more cold-resistant crop. While the environmental and health concerns over such genetically modified foods have been the subject of public debate, religious and spiritual viewpoints have been given short shrift. ...(Read More)
Using scripture and science, a Christian agricultural scientist presents an ethic of farming that promotes good food and a healthy environment.
Food, Farming, and Faith looks at agricultural sustainability and Christianity. Using scripture and science, Gary W. Fick—a Christian agricultural scientist—demonstrates that faith can inform decisions about creating, managing, even consuming our food. Th...(Read More)
Discusses the expression of environmental values in Christian art as it displaced pagan aesthetics from the third century to the Reformation.
This book looks at what art reveals about the environmental values of Christianity. As western Europe transitioned to Christianity, pagan religious aesthetics changed or were displaced. Focusing on Christian art and architecture from early third-century Rome to seventeenth-ce...(Read More)
Ethos and Agency for the Sake of Earth Nancie Erhard - Author
A work of environmental ethics that looks at how “otherkind”—and humankind—contributes to our moral imagination.
Moral Habitat explores how our moral imaginations and moral norms have been shaped by and even cocreated with Earth in diverse biotic communities. Weaving together science and religion with indigenous and womanist traditions, Nancie Erhard uses examples from a variety of so...(Read More)