Ecological Awareness

ab 24,90 

Sigurd Bergmann, Heather Eaton (Eds.)

Exploring Religion, Ethics and Aesthetics

ISBN 978-3-8258-1950-7
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2011
Seiten 272
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studies in Religion and the Environment/Studien zur Religion und Umwelt


The past years have seen an ecological development in religions that is
staggering. These efforts are responses to difficult local and global
ecological problems, with an increased awareness that religions need to be
alert, engaged and active partners in the work for a sustainable future.

Ecological Awareness – with 17 authors from theology, religious studies,
biology, sociology and philosophy – explores how religious practitioners
have become increasingly aware of ecological challenges. The book
considers aspects of ecological awareness: personal, social, political,
religious and ecological. It sheds new light on an essential function of
belief systems, which function not only as cognitive and moral systems,
but emerge from and affect our human body and its mode of perceiving our
milieu and ourselves within it. The book contributes to an increasing
awareness of our embeddedness in larger life processes, as well as the
awareness of life as a gift.

Siugurd Bergmann ist Professor am Institut für Archaologie und
Religionswissenschaft an der Universität Trondheim.