Where Do We Go from Here?

Daedalus Journal Special Issue Religion and Ecology:
Can the Climate Change?

Written by Bill McKibben

Have Tirosh-Samuelson speaks for nearly all religious traditions when she writes that for Jewish thinkers, until very recently, “environmentalism has remained a marginal concern.” It’s not that religions ignored the natural world—indeed, if you edited out every hymn in the Christian hymnal that testifies to God’s presence through the thunder, the dew, or the cycle of the seasons, you would be left with a thin book indeed. But for several millennia some of these ancient religions took the natural world for granted, assumed it as a given, the backdrop against which humans and deities worked out their various relationships.

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Buddhism and Ecology

Daedalus
Special Issue
Religion and Ecology: Can the Climate Change?
Vol. 130, No. 4
Fall 2001

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