It is a great honor for me to follow in the footsteps of Professor Chris Chapple and assume the editorship of Worldviews. During Professor Chapple’s tenure of over a decade, the journal has gone from strength to strength, and I hope to continue this positive trend with the continued assistance of the associate editors, book review editor, and distinguished members of the editorial board.
This issue presents four excellent research articles, plus an important review by Carolyn Merchant of the new edition of Baird Callicott’s Greek Natural Philosophy, as revised and updated by John Van Buren
This issue presents three excellent research articles, two book reviews, and a reply by Baird Callicott to Carolyn Merchant’s review of his Greek Natural Philosophy, which was published in the previous issue (24.1).
James W. Waters offers a critique of the theology of Thomas Aquinas that takes seriously Val Plumwood’s argument that the ecological crisis is, at its most fundamental, a crisis of reason. In Ecology, Divinity, and Reason: Thinking the Divine Anew in the Midst of Ecological Crisis, Waters sets out with urgent clarity the ecological case against the Thomistic interpretation of the Great Chain of
Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology is an international academic journal that studies the relationships between religion, culture, and ecology worldwide. The journal addresses how cultural and ecological developments influence the world's major religions, giving rise to new forms of religious expression, and how in turn religious belief and cultural background can influence peoples' attitudes toward ecology.
This paper summarizes recent European research on social and cultural perceptions of biotechnology research, with a focus on transgenic mice. Secondly it attempts to consider some of the same questions from a Chinese cultural perspective.