That All May Flourish: Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics

ISBN : 9780190456030

Laura Hartman
344 ページ
156 x 235 mm

Can humans flourish without destroying the earth? In this book, experts on many of the world's major and minor religious traditions address the question of human and earth flourishing, in dialogue with one another.


List of Contributors
Introduction by Laura M. Hartman

Part 1: Flourishing and Its Costs
Chapter 1: Buddha, Aristotle, and Science: Rediscovering Purpose and the Value of Flourishing in Nature by Colette Sciberras
Chapter 2: Eating: Glimpsing God's Infinite Goodness by Nelson Reveley
Chapter 3: Dialogue: Sciberras and Reveley

Part 2: Animals and Care
Chapter 4: Daoism, Natural Life, and Human Flourishing by David E. Cooper
Chapter 5: All God's Creatures are Communities Like You (Qur'an 6:38): Precedents for Eco-halal Meat in Muslim Traditions by Sarah E. Robinson-Bertoni
Chapter 6: Dialogue: Cooper and Robinson-Bertoni

Part 3: Climate and Culture
Chapter 7: Yoga Bodies and Bodies of Water: Solutions for Climate Change in India? By Christopher Miller
Chapter 8: Understanding a 'Broken World': Islam, Ritual, and Climate Change in Mali, West Africa by Dianna Bell
Chapter 9: Dialogue: Miller and Bell

Part 4: Texts and Traditions
Chapter 10: Intertextually Modified Organisms: Genetic Engineering, Jewish Ethics, and Rabbinic Text by Rebecca J. Epstein-Levi
Chapter 11: Flourishing in Crisis: Environmental Issues in the Catholic Social Teachings by Jennifer Phillips
Chapter 12: Dialogue: Epstein-Levi and Phillips

Part 5: Communities and Human Agency
Chapter 13: Flourishing in Nature Religion by Chris Klassen
Chapter 14: Interfaith Environmentalism and Uneven Opportunities to Flourish by Amanda Baugh
Chapter 15: Dialogue: Klassen and Baugh

Part 6: Respect and Relationality
Chapter 16: Developing a Mengzian Environmental Ethic by Cheryl Cottine
Chapter 17: Relationality, Reciprocity and Flourishing in an African Landscape by Michael Hannis and Sian Sullivan
Chapter 18: Dialogue: Cottine, Hannis, and Sullivan

Conclusion by Laura M. Hartman


Laura M. Hartman blends her passions for religion and the environment in her work on consumption, climate engineering, ecological restoration, feminism, virtue, and other topics. She is author of The Christian Consumer: Living Faithfully in a Fragile World.