Grounding Religion

A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology, 2nd Ed.

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Whitney A. Bauman, Richard Bohannon, Kevin J. O'Brien
  • New York, NY: 
    , May
     280 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Christopher Chapple forthcoming.


Now in its second edition, Grounding Religion explores relationships between the environment and religious beliefs and practices. Established scholars introduce students to the ways in which religion shapes human–earth relations, surveying a series of questions about how the religious world influences and is influenced by ecological systems.

Case studies, discussion questions, and further reading enrich students’ experience. This second edition features updated content, including revisions of every chapter and new material on natural disasters, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, climate change, food, technology, and hope and despair. An excellent text for undergraduates and graduates alike, it offers an expansive overview of the academic field of religion and ecology as it has emerged in the past fifty years.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Whitney A. Bauman is associate professor of religious studies at Florida International University, Florida.

Richard Bohannon is a cartographer and teaches in the geography department at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota.

Kevin J. O’Brien is associate professor of religion and dean of humanities at Pacific Lutheran University, Washington.

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