Environmentalism as Religious Quest

Author: Thomas Dunlap

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295989815

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 223

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The human impulse to religion--the drive to explain the world, humans, and humans� place in the universe � can be seen to encompass environmentalism as an offshoot of the secular, material faith in human reason and power that dominates modern society. Faith in Nature traces the history of environmentalism--and its moral thrust--from its roots in the Enlightenment and Romanticism through the Progressive Era to the present. Drawing astonishing parallels between religion and environmentalism, the book examines the passion of the movement�s adherents and enemies alike, its concern with the moral conduct of daily life, and its attempt to answer fundamental questions about the underlying order of the world and of humanity�s place within it. Thomas Dunlap is among the leading environmental historians and historians of science in the United States. Originally trained as a chemist, he has a rigorous understanding of science and appreciates its vital importance to environmental thought. But he is also a devout Catholic who believes that the insights of religious revelation need not necessarily be at odds with the insights of scientific investigation. This book grew from his own religious journey and his attempts to understand human ethical obligations and spiritual debts to the natural world. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2005
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The Changing Grounds of Religion and Ecology

Author: Whitney A. Bauman,Richard R. Bohannon,Kevin J. O'Brien

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876240

Category: Religion

Page: 278

View: 1617

"Religion and ecology" has arrived. What was once a niche interest for a few academics concerned with environmental issues and a few environmentalists interested in religion has become an established academic field with classic texts, graduate programs, regular meetings at academic conferences, and growing interest from other academics and the mass media. Theologians, ethicists, sociologists, and other scholars are engaged in a broad dialogue about the ways religious studies can help understand and address environmental problems, including the sorts of methodological, terminological, and substantive debates that characterize any academic discourse. This book recognizes the field that has taken shape, reflects on the ways it is changing, and anticipates its development in the future. The essays offer analyses and reflections from emerging scholars of religion and ecology, each addressing her or his own specialty in light of two questions: (1) What have we inherited from the work that has come before us? and (2) What inquiries, concerns, and conversation partners should be central to the next generation of scholarship? The aim of this volume is not to lay out a single and clear path forward for the field. Rather, the authors critically reflect on the field from within, outline some of the major issues we face in the academy, and offer perspectives that will nurture continued dialogue.
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Social Movements and the Politics of the Environment

Author: Lucas F. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317545001

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3799

Sustainability is now key to international and national policy, manufacture and consumption. It is also central to many individuals who try to lead environmentally ethical lives. Historically, religion has been a significant part of many visions of sustainability. Pragmatically, the inclusion of religious values in conservation and development efforts has facilitated relationships between people with different value structures. Despite this, little attention has been paid to the interdependence of sustainability and religion, and no significant comparisons of religious and secular sustainability advocacy. Religion and Sustainability presents the first broad analysis of the spiritual dimensions of sustainability-oriented social movements. Exploring the similarities and differences between the conceptions of sustainability held by religious, interfaith and secular organizations, the book analyses how religious practice and discourse have impacted on political ideology and process.
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The Christian Roots of Ecological Ethics in American Literature

Author: Jeffrey Bilbro

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817318577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

View: 8195

Analyzing writings ranging from the Puritans to the present day, Loving God's Wildness traces the effects of Christian theology on America's ecological imagination, revealing the often conflicted ways in which Americans relate to and perceive the natural world.
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1968-1972

Author: David Stradling

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295804742

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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The Environmental Moment is a collection of documents that reveal the significance of the years 1968-1972 to the environmental movement in the United States. With material ranging from short pieces from the Whole Earth Catalog and articles from the Village Voice to lectures, posters, and government documents, the collection describes the period through the perspective of a diversity of participants, including activists, politicians, scientists, and average citizens. Included are the words of Rachel Carson, but also the National Review, Howard Zahniser on wilderness, Nathan Hare on the Black underclass. The chronological arrangement reveals the coincidence of a multitude of issues that rushed into public consciousness during a critical time in American history.
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Classic Texts

Author: Thomas Dunlap

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295998954

Category: Science

Page: 160

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No single event played a greater role in the birth of modern environmentalism than the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and its assault on insecticides. The documents collected by Thomas Dunlap trace shifting attitudes toward DDT and pesticides in general through a variety of sources: excerpts from scientific studies and government reports, advertisements from industry journals, articles from popular magazines, and the famous �Fable for Tomorrow� from Silent Spring. Beginning with attitudes toward nature at the turn of the twentieth century, the book moves through the use and early regulation of pesticides; the introduction and early success of DDT; the discovery of its environmental effects; and the uproar over Silent Spring. It ends with recent debates about DDT as a potential solution to malaria in Africa.
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Rewilding the Apostle Islands

Author: James W. Feldman

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295802979

Category: History

Page: 320

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The Apostle Islands are a solitary place of natural beauty, with red sandstone cliffs, secluded beaches, and a rich and unique forest surrounded by the cold, blue waters of Lake Superior. But this seemingly pristine wilderness has been shaped and reshaped by humans. The people who lived and worked in the Apostles built homes, cleared fields, and cut timber in the island forests. The consequences of human choices made more than a century ago can still be read in today�s wild landscapes. A Storied Wilderness traces the complex history of human interaction with the Apostle Islands. In the 1930s, resource extraction made it seem like the islands� natural beauty had been lost forever. But as the island forests regenerated, the ways that people used and valued the islands changed - human and natural processes together led to the rewilding of the Apostles. In 1970, the Apostles were included in the national park system and ultimately designated as the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness. How should we understand and value wild places with human pasts? James Feldman argues convincingly that such places provide the opportunity to rethink the human place in nature. The Apostle Islands are an ideal setting for telling the national story of how we came to equate human activity with the loss of wilderness characteristics, when in reality all of our cherished wild places are the products of the complicated interactions between human and natural history. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frECwkA6oHs
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The Magazine of Western History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: N.A

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Montana's Changing Landscape

Author: William Wyckoff

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295986128

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 3672

Wyckoff reveals Montana’s changing physical and cultural landscape by pairing photographs taken by state highway engineers in the 1920s and 1930s with photographs taken at the same sites today. The photo pairs and accompanying interpretive essays tell a vivid story of continuity and change.
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Author: C. S. Forester

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104026955

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Der Klassiker unter den Seefahrerepen: Horatio Hornblowers achtes Abenteuer. In der sturmumtosten Ostsee muss der Kommodore Hornblower gleich an zwei Fronten kämpfen: Durch geschickte Diplomatie gelingt es ihm, den russischen Zaren davon zu überzeugen, an der Seite Englands gegen Frankreich in den Krieg zu ziehen. Als aber Riga von Napoleons Truppen belagert wird und es zur unerbittlichen Schlacht kommt, ist es für Hornblower alles andere als sicher, ob auf das Wort des Zaren Verlass ist. Der achte Band der berühmten Romanserie um Horatio Hornblower, einem Meilenstein der maritimen Literatur, ist ein großes Seeabenteuer und ein Lesevergnügen, das bereits Generationen von Lesern begeistert hat.
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Eine Einführung

Author: Peter Bartelmus

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365803131X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Das Buch führt ein in das zunehmend wichtige Feld ​der ökonomischen Nachhaltigkeit und verbindet verschiedene Disziplinen: Umweltwissenschaft, Umweltökonomie und Wirtschaftsökonomie sowie Wachstumstheorien. Da Nachhaltigkeit verschiedene Lesarten hat, verfolgt der Autor zwei Intentionen: eine Systematik in Maßnahmen, Modelle und Management der Nachhaltigkeit zu bringen sowie den Zugang zu diesem komplexen, interdisziplinären Thema zu erleichtern. Das Buch schließt eine Lücke zwischen den Disziplinen und wird damit zum wichtigsten Ratgeber derzeit, um die aktuellen Konzepte zu verstehen und anzuwenden. Als Lehrbuch konzipiert, ist es auch für gesellschaftlich Interessierte geschrieben. Zahlreiche, eigen erstellte Illustrationen visualisieren die Ausführungen.
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Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Open Publishing Rights GmbH

ISBN: 3959121288

Category: Psychology

Page: 139

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Der Sammelband "Liebe, Sexualität und Matriarchat" versammelt die wichtigsten Beiträge Erich Fromms zur Genderfrage. Tatsächlich ist Erich Fromm mit seinen Arbeiten zum Mutterrecht und mit seiner Kritik an der Vorherrschaft des Mannes ein wichtiger Vordenker des Feminismus und der Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter. Fromm interessiert nicht so sehr die Tatsache des anatomischen und biologischen Unterschieds der Geschlechter, auch nicht die überlebenswichtige Funktion der Sexualität, sondern vielmehr die Funktionalisierung der Genderfrage im Laufe der Menschheitsgeschichte. Die sexuelle Anziehungskraft des jeweils anderen Geschlechts hat dabei offensichtlich nur eine sehr begrenzte Bedeutung und konnte den Menschen nicht daran hindern, den Geschlechtsunterschied zur Ausübung von Herrschaft zu benutzen. Den Sozialpsychologen Fromm interessiert dabei vor allem die Frage, wie sich die gesellschaftlich geprägte Genderfrage in der psychischen Strukturbildung (Charakter) widerspiegelt und wie sie die Liebesfähigkeit und die Funktion der Sexualität beeinflusst. Über all dies gibt dieser Sammelband umfassend Auskunft. Aus dem Inhalt - Bachofens Entdeckung des Mutterrechts - Die sozialpsychologische Bedeutung der Mutterrechtstheorie - Die männliche Schöpfung - Robert Briffaults Werk über das Mutterrecht - Die Bedeutung der Mutterrechtstheorie für die Gegenwart - Geschlecht und Charakter - Mann und Frau - Sexualität und Charakter. Psychoanalytische Bemerkungen zum Kinsey-Report - Selbstsucht und Selbstliebe - Die Faszination der Gewalt und die Liebe zum Leben
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Der Aufstieg des Katastrophen-Kapitalismus

Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104907269

Category: History

Page: 768

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Erst Schock durch Krieg oder Katastrophe, dann der sogenannte Wiederaufbau: Es funktioniert immer nach den gleichen Mechanismen. Wo vor dem Tsunami Fischer ihren Lebensunterhalt verdienten, stehen heute luxuriöse Hotelresorts, im Irak wurden nach dem Krieg die Staatsbetriebe und die Ölwirtschaft neu verteilt - an westliche Konzerne. Existenzen werden vernichtet, es herrscht Wild-West-Kapitalismus der reinsten Sorte. Naomi Klein, Autorin des Welt-Bestsellers ›No Logo‹, weist in ihrem beeindruckenden Buch nach, wie der Siegeszug der neoliberalen Ideologie in den letzten dreißig Jahren auf extremer Gewalt, auf Katastrophen und sogar auf Folter beruht, um die ungezügelte Marktwirtschaft rund um die Welt von Lateinamerika über Osteuropa und Russland bis nach Südafrika und in den Irak durchzusetzen.
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