Special Issue "Religion and Nature in a Globalizing World"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2016).
Interests: theology and environmental ethics; religious movements; global ethics; religion and politics; religion and secular culture; religious pluralism in the Americas
This Special Issue focuses on two interrelated questions. First, in what ways is religion relevant to contemporary environmental issues, especially climate change? Second, how ought we understand the complex relations between religion, nature, and politics in present era? Under the mounting social, economic, and ecological pressures attendant of a changing climate, these and related questions are increasingly pressing themselves on scholarly work across a variety of fields, from religious studies to environmental history, from environmental humanities to international relations.
Despite well-developed literature examining the relationship of religion and environment in the United States, and a rapidly expanding body of regionally focused scholarship of a similar type, there remains an acute need for theoretically sophisticated, empirically grounded research on religion and nature in a globally comparative frame. This Special Issue of Religions addresses that need by advancing knowledge about religious engagements with environmental issues and identifying gaps in the existing scholarly literature.
Dr. Evan Berry
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- religious environmentalism
- climate change
- religious movements
- religion and politics
- human values