The past few decades have seen the beginnings of a convergence between religions and ecological movements. The environmental crisis has called the religions of the world to respond by finding their voice within the larger Earth community. At the same time, a certain religiosity has started to emerge in some areas of secular ecological thinking. Beyond mere religious utilitarianism, rooted in an understanding of the deepest connections between human beings, their worldviews, and nature itself, this book tries to show how religious believers can look at the world through the eyes of faith and find a broader paradigm to sustain sustainability, proposing a model for transposing this paradigm into practice, so as to develop long-term sustainable solutions that can be tested against reality.

part |2 pages

Part I A Promising Earth

chapter 1|6 pages

Sunrise in Copan

part |2 pages

Part II Understanding the Environmental Problem

chapter 2|15 pages

An Environment in Degradation

chapter 3|8 pages

The Planet and Us

chapter 4|9 pages

The Possessions of Odysseus

part |2 pages

Part III Seeking an Ethic for Nature

chapter 5|6 pages


chapter 6|26 pages

The Social Answers

part |2 pages

Part IV Finding a Religious Sense

chapter 7|16 pages

Environment and Religion

chapter 8|17 pages

The Human Problem

chapter 9|17 pages

Ecology as if God were Happening

part |2 pages

Part V “Environmental Solidarity”: A New Paradigm