RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD AND ECOLOGY
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Confucianism and Ecology

The Interrelation of Heaven, Earth, and Humans

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$27.50 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780945454168

Publication Date: 08/15/1998

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Confucianism demonstrates a remarkable wealth of resources for rethinking human–earth relations. This second volume in the series on religions of the world and the environment includes 16 essays that address the ecological crisis and the question of Confucianism from three perspectives: the historical describes this East Asian tradition’s views of nature, social ethics, and cosmology, which may shed light on contemporary problems; a dialogical approach links Confucianism to other philosophic and religious traditions; an examination of engaged Confucianism looks at its involvement in concrete ecological issues.

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