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Religion and the environment

Author: R E S Tanner; Colin Mitchell
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book analyses the whole interface between religion and the environment. It discusses their interactions and reciprocal effects within the major world religions. It then considers the importance of religion in moulding perceptions of the environment especially through views on the afterlife as expressed in culture and the arts. It discusses the influence of the environment on the practice of world religions, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tanner, R.E.S. (Ralph E.S.), 1921-
Religion and the environment.
New York : Palgrave, 2002
(DLC) 2001040651
(OCoLC)47989859
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R E S Tanner; Colin Mitchell
ISBN: 1403907633 9781403907639 9780230286344 0230286348 1280250364 9781280250361 9780333919743 0333919742
OCLC Number: 51746313
Description: 1 online resource (x, 246 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
List of Illustrations --
Foreword --
Introduction: Religion and the Environment --
Types of Religions --
The Limitations of Religion/Environmental Interactions --
Perceptions of the Environment --
The Effect of the Environment on Religions --
The Impact of Religious Behaviour on the Environment --
Socio-economic Activities and the Environment --
Religious Influence and Population Pressures --
Religious Acts with Consequences on Communal Life Style --
Religious Influence on the Life Cycle --
The Impact of Religion on the Treatment of Animals --
Religion and Environmental Management --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Ralph Tanner and Colin Mitchell ; foreword by Vernon Reynolds.
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Abstract:

The book analyses the whole interface between religion and the environment. It discusses their interactions and reciprocal effects within the major world religions. It then considers the importance of religion in moulding perceptions of the environment especially through views on the afterlife as expressed in culture and the arts. It discusses the influence of the environment on the practice of world religions, and the obverse: the ways in which religion moulds the human use of time, space, materials, transport and foods, the specific effects of particular occupations, and the differences between single-faith and multi-faith societies. It then considers the effects of religious belief on basic demographic trends such as morbidity, mortality, the care of the disadvantaged, marital arrangements, conception and the disposal of the dead. It gives special consideration to the effects of religion on the treatment of animals and on environmental management, and concludes with an overview.

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