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Protecting Nature, Saving Creation

Ecological Conflicts, Religious Passions, and Political Quandaries

Authors: Gagliardi, Pasquale, Valentini, Philipp

Editors: Reijnen, A. (Ed.)

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Can religions help us tackle the ecological crisis we are now facing? Can we redefine our relationship with the Earth, giving spiritual depth to ecological issues? This book attempts to answer these questions by exploring the relationship between ecology and theology.

About the authors

Angelo Scola, Patriarch of Venice, Roman Catholic Church, Italy Izabela Jurasz, Institut Catholique de Paris, France Simon Schaffer, University of Cambridge, UK Bruno Latour, Sciences Po, France Elizabeth Theokritoff, University of Cambridge, UK Andrea Vicini, Boston College, USA Eric Geoffroy, University of Strasbourg, France Matthew Engelke, London School of Economics, UK Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Ignazio Musu, University Ca 'Foscari University of Venice, Italy Ted Nordhaus, Breakthrough Institute, USA Michael Schellenberger, Breakthrough Institute, USA George Theokritoff, University of Cambridge, UK

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"Why is it proving so frustratingly difficult to determine and implement the measures necessary to protect our planet from the ravages of exploitation? Can the god of technology save us from the destruction we ourselves unleash, or must we turn to traditional religions for the passion to energize and mobilize constructive ecological policies? These urgent questions were recently examined by leading academics at a multi-disciplinary conference held in Venice, their deliberations faithfully recorded in this unusual and illuminating book. Privileged to eavesdrop on their conversations, we see more clearly than before why the achievement of consensus in political ecology is so very elusive." - John Hedley Brooke, Emeritus Professor of Science & Religion, University of Oxford, UK

"For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?" The Gospel of Mark's reflection provides the inspiration for this remarkable collection of essays and dialogues that tackles nothing less than the future of our planet. Gathering together an internationally renowned collection of philosophers, sociologists and theologians, Protecting Nature, Saving Creation is a passionate, sometimes conflicted, yet always urgent, and absolutely essential account of the vital questions facing the relations between religion, nature, ecology and theology for our century. Celebrating the best scholarly traditions of the dialogue between art and science, religious and secular life, this collection provides compelling new directions for the humanities and social sciences'." - Jerry Brotton, author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary University of London, UK


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gagliardi, Pasquale

    Pages 1-6

  • Ariadne and the Minotaur: A Thread Winding through the Labyrinth

    Reijnen, Anne Marie

    Pages 7-16

  • Taking in the Real: Human Beings and the Earth

    Scola, Card. Angelo

    Pages 19-26

  • Ecological Conflicts and Religious Passions

    Gagliardi, Pasquale (et al.)

    Pages 27-31

  • “Nature” or “Creation”?

    Jurasz, Izabela

    Pages 33-42

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Protecting Nature, Saving Creation
Book Subtitle
Ecological Conflicts, Religious Passions, and Political Quandaries
Authors
Editors
  • A. Reijnen
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Pasquale Gagliardi, Anne Marie Reijnen, and Philipp Valentini
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34266-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137342669
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36175-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47240-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 292
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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