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Religion and Ecology   Tags: ecology, ecotheology, environmentalism, ethics  

Help for finding resources that deal with religious and theological perspectives on ecology and environmental ethics.
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These linked subject headings will take you to lists of relevant materials in our catalog. However, these are not the only subjects that will give you relevant results!  Explore the subject headings of items you find useful to find more materials on your topic.

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A sampling of books on religion and ecology from Luther Seminary's collection

These are just a few of the relevant books you'll find in our catalog.  Also, take a look at the series Studies in Religion and the Environment and Religions of the World and Ecology.

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Systematic Theology and Climate Change - Michael S. Northcott (Editor); Peter M. Scott (Editor)
Call Number: BT78 .S97
ISBN: 9780415742795
Publication Date: 2014-05-27

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Restored to Earth - Gretel Van Wieren
Call Number: GF80 .V36
ISBN: 1589019970
Publication Date: 2013-09-01

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The green Psalter: resources for an ecological spirituality - Arthur Walker-Jones
Call Number: BS1430.52 .W338
ISBN: 9780800663025
Publication Date: 2009

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An inconvenient text: is a green reading of the Bible possible? - Norman Habel
Call Number: BT695.5 .H22
ISBN: 9781921511561
Publication Date: 2009

Finding articles in Luther's databases

The ATLA Religion Database® is an excellent source for scholarly journal articles, book reviews, and essays in all fields of religion. Coverage is from 1949. Many articles are available in full text. Try searches for the following terms as "subjects":

  • Climatic changes
  • Environmentalism
  • Environmental ethics or Environmental justice
  • Ecology--Religious aspects
  • Ecotheology
  • Human beings--Relation to nature
  • Nature--Religious aspects
  • Sustainable development

Academic Search Premier is an index to academic journals in the humanities, history, psychology, sociology, religion and philosophy. Many articles are available in full text. Try searches for the following terms as "subjects":

  • Earth
  • Ecotheology
  • Environmentalism (add "Religious aspects")
  • Christianity & politics
  • Religion & ethics


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