Saving Nature

ab 24,90 

Tarjei Rønnow

Religion as Environmentalism, Environmentalism as Religion

ISBN 978-3-643-11052-7
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2011
Seiten 288
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studies in Religion and the Environment/Studien zur Religion und Umwelt


Environmentalism has moved into the centre of the most influential social
movements in late modernity. From preserving pre-industrial landscapes,
advocating the intrinsic value of nature and protecting ecosystems against
overexploitation, it has developed into a worldview, ethos and practice,
that is radically shifting the frontiers of politics, economics and ethics.

Saving Nature approaches environmentalism as a belief system. It explores
the impact of environmentalism on faith
communities and vice versa, and analyses how environmental worldviews,
values, attitudes and discourses affect religion. By drawing on sources in
the sociology of religion and environmental sociology, the study sheds
light on the religious dimensions of environmentalism. The author locates
the quick growth of environmentalism in the history of allegedly secular
modernity, and interprets environmentalism in the context of modernity’s