Indigenous Voices in the Sustainability Discourse

ab 39,90 

Frans Wijsen, Sylvia Marcos (Eds.)

Spirituality and the struggle for a better quality of life

ISBN 978-3-643-90053-1
Band-Nr. 49
Jahr 2010
Seiten 440
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Nijmegen Studies in Development and Cultural Change (NICCOS)


This book is the outcome of a research program conducted by an
international and multidisciplinary team of 20 scholars on the relation
between indigenous spirituality and sustainable development. It reveals
that there is a clash between the developmental views of modern scientific
knowledge and traditional indigenous knowledge, each claiming to be better
able to contribute to sustainability than the other. Some authors put more
trust in modern science and others in indigenous spirituality, yet others
occupy a position in between. Whatever their position, all authors hold
that in principle evidence-based research can show which knowledge claim
is more appropriate to bring about a better quality of life.

Sylvia Marcos taught at Harvard University, Union Theological Seminary and
Drew Theological Seminary. She has been Visiting Professor at Claremont
Graduate University since 1996.

Frans Wijsen is professor of Interreligious Studies in the Faculty of
Religious Studies and director of the Institute of Mission Studies at
Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.