Religion And The Environment by R. TannerReligion And The Environment by R. Tanner

Religion And The Environment

byR. Tanner

Hardcover | December 20, 2001

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This book is an analysis of the whole frontier between religion and the environment. It deals in turn with their interactions and the effects of each on the other in the major world religions. It considers the religious impact on human uses of time, space, materials, transport, and foods, and the environmental effects of religious influence on major topics such as population pressures, morbidity, mortality, marital arrangements, contraception, the treatment of animals, and environmental management.
RALPH TANNER has taught in the Universities of East Africa and London and was Chairman of the East African Institute of Social Research. He is co-author ofSocial Ecology of Religionand author ofTransition in African Belief,theWitch Murders in Sukumalandand numerous articles on the sociology of religion.COLIN MITCHELL served on the Unit...
Title:Religion And The EnvironmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:246 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:December 20, 2001Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0333919742

ISBN - 13:9780333919743

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Table of Contents

Preface List of Illustrations Foreword Introduction: Religion and the Environment Types of Religions The Limitations of Religion/Environmental Interactions Perceptions of the Environment The Effect of the Environment on Religions The Impact of Religious Behaviour on the Environment Socio-economic Activities and the Environment Religious Influence and Population Pressures Religious Acts with Consequences on Communal Life Style Religious Influence on the Life Cycle The Impact of Religion on the Treatment of Animals Religion and Environmental Management References Index