Judaism And Environmental Ethics

Author: Martin D. Yaffe
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0585383650
Format: PDF
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Martin D. Yaffe's Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A Reader is a well-conceived exploration of three interrelated questions: Does the Hebrew Bible, or subsequent Jewish tradition, teach environmental responsibility or not? What Jewish teachings, if any, appropriately address today's environmental crisis? Do ecology, Judaism, and philosophy work together, or are they at odds with each other in confronting the current crisis?

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

Author: Roger S. Gottlieb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199727694
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The last two decades have seen the emergence of a new field of academic study that examines the interaction between religion and ecology. Theologians from every religious tradition have confronted world religions past attitudes towards nature and acknowledged their own faiths complicity in the environmental crisis. Out of this confrontation have been born vital new theologies based in the recovery of marginalized elements of tradition, profound criticisms of the past, and ecologically oriented visions of God, the Sacred, the Earth, and human beings. The proposed handbook will serve as the definitive overview of these exciting new developments. Divided into three main sections, the books essays will reflect the three dominant dimensions of the field. Part one will explore traditional religious concepts of and attitudes towards nature and how these have been changed by the environmental crisis. Part II looks at larger conceptual issues that transcend individual traditions. Part III will examine religious participation in environmental politics.

Nature Across Cultures

Author: Helaine Selin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401701490
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures consists of about 25 essays dealing with the environmental knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean views of nature and the environment, among others, the book includes essays on Environmentalism and Images of the Other, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and Landscape, Nature, and Culture. The essays address the connections between nature and culture and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both environmental history and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

Vegetarian Judaism

Author: Roberta Kalechofsky
Publisher: Book Publishing Company (TN)
ISBN: 9780916288457
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A timely examination of the problems with meat from a Jewish perspective. Examines the historical Jewish dietary laws, and argues that vegetarianism today best fulfils the requirements of kashrut. Gives reasons for Jewish vegetarianism based on concern for human health, ethical considerations of animal welfare, environmental concerns, concern for poor people, and for the general welfare of the community.

The Way Into Judaism and the Environment

Author: Jeremy Benstein
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 158023268X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explores the religious and historical meaning of being Jewish, how Judaism contributes to contemporary social-environmental issues, and the many ways Jews have interacted with, defended the identity of, and honored non-Jews from biblical times to contemporary Jewish-Christian interfaith dialogues.

Torah of the Earth

Author: Arthur Ocean Waskow
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580230865
Format: PDF
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More than thirty leading scholars and experts provide a guided tour of ecological thought from for major Jewish viewpoints: biblical Judaism, rabbinic Judaism, the Zionist, movement, and the Eco-Judaism movement.