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Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth

Laurel Kearns and Catherine Keller


We hope—even as we doubt—that the environmental crisis can be controlled. Public awareness of our species' self-destructiveness as material beings in a material world is growing—but so is the destructiveness. The practical interventions needed for saving and restoring the earth will require a collective shift of such magnitude as to take on a spiritual and religious intensity. This transformation has in part already begun. Traditions of ecological theology and ecologically aware religious practice have been preparing the way for decades. Yet thes ... More

Keywords: environmental crisis, ecological theology, nature, theology, science, philosophy, environmentalism, contemporary religion

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780823227457
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823227457.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurel Kearns, editor

Catherine Keller, editor

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Ecogrounds: Language, Matrix, Practice

Econatures: Science, Faith, Philosophy

Econstructions: Theory and Theology

Ecodoctrines: Spirit, Creation, Atonement, Eschaton

Ecospaces: Desecration, Sacrality, Place

Ecohopes: Enactments, Poetics, Liturgics

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