Religion and Ecology in India and Southeast Asia

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Februar 2001



What part can Hindu and Buddhist traditions play in resolving the ecological problems facing India and South East Asia? David Gosling's exciting study, based on extensive fieldwork, is of global significance: the creation of more sustainable relationships between people and the natural world is one of the most urgent social and environmental problems of the new millennium. David Gosling looks at the religions historically and from a contemporary perspective.


Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Ecology and Hindu traditions 3. Ecology and modern India 4. Struggles for the forests 5. Ecology and Buddhism 6. Thailand: a case study 7. India since Independence 8. Signs of hope 9. Expanding our horizons


David L. Gosling trained as a nuclear physicist and more recently was the first Spalding Fellow in Religions at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, where he is currently based. He was Director of Church and Society at the World Council of Churches at the University of Geneva and has published widely on environmental issues in south Asia.


"The wide range of issues covered in this book is impressive and appealing to professionals and lay persons, who have some concern for the healthy survival of our environment. This is a timely book. It is well-written. Its clarity, content, and challenging rhythm make it compulsory readign for all who share a concern for the survival of our planet, and for a wholesome environment for future generations."
-John Sahadat, University of Sudbury College, Laurentian University "Asian Profile, December 2002
"Gosling's work is clearly and passionately written, betraying careful scholarship in science and religious studies. It should help to clarify the role of religious traditions in incresing ecological awareness, and, it is to be hoped, in promoting some resolutions of the social and environmental problems our world faces."
-Rev. David Atkinson, Bishop of Thetford "The Times Higher Education Supplement, December 2002
EAN: 9780415240307
ISBN: 0415240301
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2001
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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