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Buddhism and Ecology

The Interconnection of Dharma and Deeds

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$27.50 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780945454144

Publication Date: 01/15/1998


518 pages

6 x 9 inches

1 halftone, 4 line drawings

Center for the Study of World Religions > Religions of the World and Ecology


What a significant advance these articles represent for the study of religion and ecology. The potential contribution to the new field of religious ecology is immense. These papers will help to create a coherent field for the study of Buddhism and ecology. What is even more important, though this is not the precise task of scholarship, is that these papers will help define the modern Buddhist response to ecological ethics.—John Berthrong, Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs, Boston University School of Theology, and Director, Institute for Dialogue among Religions

A volume of this kind is an important step in engaging scholarship to address critical issues of our time. The potential of religious traditions offering resources for rethinking our relation to the earth is one of the most exciting themes to emerge from scholarship in many years. This volume will be a first important step to the full understanding of the contribution humankind’s perceptions of the sacred can make to the way we care for our earth.—Rodney L. Taylor, Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, University of Colorado

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