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Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, 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.

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Joseph R. Wiebe

down the binary between constructivist and descriptive approaches. A second critical point also related to methodology is that Baugh’s use of lived religion as the interpretive framework focuses on participants’ motivation. This approach helpfully addresses the complexity of analyzing and describing

Ampere A. Tseng

relationship between religion and ethnicity in China” in F. Yang & G. Lang (eds) Social Scientific Studies of Religion in China: Methodology, Theories, and Findings . Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, pp. 181–194. Heller MC, and Keoleian GA. 2014. “Greenhouse gas emission estimates of U.S. dietary choices and

Cross-Cultural Comparisons between the Mughal Tomb Garden of Taj Mahal in Agra (India) and the Dry Landscape Garden of the Ryoan-Ji Zen Monastery in Kyoto (Japan)

An Analysis of Cultural and Religious Layers of Meaning in Two Cases of Classical Garden Landscape Architecture

Lourens Minnema

played a role in either confirming or transforming other layers of cultural meaning of these gardens? In terms of methodology, cross-cultural comparisons are full of pitfalls. The choice of these two gardens, for example, is meant to be representative of their respective traditions but there is always an

Diversity in the Structure of Christian Reasoning

Interpretation, Disagreement, and World Christianity


Joshua Broggi

Diversity in the Structure of Christian Reasoning examines the effect of Christian commitments on rationality. When Christians read scripture, traditions supply concepts that shape what counts as normal, good, and true. This book offers an account of how different communities produce divergent readings of the Bible. It considers two examples from World Christianity, first a Bakongo community in central Africa, and then a Tamil bishop in southern India. Each case displays a relation between tradition and reason that reconfigures the hermeneutical picture developed by Martin Heidegger and Hans-Georg Gadamer. To see what transpires when readers decide about a correct interpretation, this book offers theologians and scholars of religion a fresh strategy that keeps in view the global character of modern Christianity.

Evan Berry

, but decidedly Victorian moral theology helps indicate the ways in which our vision of the Anthropocene remains incomplete. Sigurd Bergmann’s chapter also makes a unique contribution by articulating a theoretical methodology for engaging different aspects of the role of religion in climate change

Anne Marie Dalton

sciences (Tucker, 345). The articles illustrate how scholars bring the methodologies of their disciplines to bear in interpreting the natural world, whether that is in History (Worster), Art (Bannerjee) or Ecology (Nadkarni). Each also identifies how religion or moral concerns have been associated with

Cherice Bock

-based initiatives that are effectively putting ecotheology into practice, this volume offers a good starting place for hearing a range of voices and methodologies. The text is arranged into three sections: “Churches Respond to Climate Change,” “Eco-Theology and Climate Justice,” and “Interfaith Initiatives and Care

Explicit and Embedded Environmentalism

Challenging Normativities in the Greening of Religion

Amanda J. Baugh

outlooks shape environmental attitudes and behaviors, this article calls on scholars to broaden understandings of expressions that have deviated from expected environmental norms. 3 Methodology My argument draws primarily from focus groups conducted among white UU s and Latina/o Catholics who attend

Nathan R. Kollar

and the lack of religious knowledge, 23 this claim is still strong among those unaware of the thousands of Christianities that exist today and in the past and the bias of modern methodologies to reduce current ecological disaster to one foundational cause. During the 1960’s what ultimately became