Biodivinity And Biodiversity

Author: Emma Tomalin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317174283
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This book is concerned with the argument that religious traditions are inherently environmentally friendly. Yet in a developing country such as India, the majority of people cannot afford to put the 'Earth first' regardless of the extent to which this idea can be supported by their religious traditions. Does this mean that the linking of religion and environmental concerns is a strategy more suited to contexts where people have a level of material security that enables them to think and act like environmentalists? This question is approached through a series of case studies from Britain and India. The book concludes that there is a tension between the 'romantic' ecological discourse common among many western activists and scholars, and a more pragmatic approach, which is often found in India. The adoption of environmental causes by the Hindu Right in India makes it difficult to distinguish genuine concern for the environment from the broader politics surrounding the idea of a Hindu rashtra (nation). This raises a further level of analysis, which has not been provided in other studies.

Biodivinity

Author: Charissa Nasrallah Soful
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545329290
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One night, a fracking well explodes a mile away from seven-year-old Bradley Jacobs' home. While the flames blaze in the forest, Bradley watches from his bedroom window as the emergency vehicles come and go. Then, just before he goes to sleep, he sees a group of people sneaking through the trees. The next day, Bradley's mother tells him one of the people responsible for the explosion has been caught, but when his mother shows him the picture of the woman he is more curious than afraid. His mother warns him to be careful since the others are still at large, but Bradley is destined to meet up with the pack of wild women. Whether they are good or bad is unclear to Bradley, as their leader Artemis teaches him that the laws of man fall second to the laws of nature.

Spirit Cure

Author: Joseph W. Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199765677
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Joseph W. Williams examines the changing healing practices of pentecostals in the United States over the past 100 years, from the early believers to the later generations of pentecostals and their charismatic successors.

Transforming Faith

Author: M. L. Bradbury
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
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This book examines the persistence of religious belief in an America that has become increasingly secular. A series of essays addresses specific aspects of the interaction between the sacred and the secular in modern U.S. history and offers a unique perspective on how the two have transformed each other as well as the nature of American religious culture. The essays cover such diverse topics as religion and popular culture, ethnicity and race, religion and women, religion and medicine, and the endurance of evangelical traditions, while also placing American religion in a larger, historical framework.

Formal Methods For Dynamical Systems

Author: Marco Bernardo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642388744
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This book presents 5 tutorial lectures given by leading researchers at the 13th edition of the International School on Formal Methods for the Design of Computer, Communication and Software Systems, SFM 2013, held in Bertinoro, Italy, in June 2013. SFM 2013 was devoted to dynamical systems and covered several topics including chaotic dynamics; information theory; systems biology; hybrid systems; quantum computing; and automata-based models and model checking.

Religion And The Environment

Author: Roger S. Gottlieb
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ISBN: 9780415558204
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In the last two decades a new form of religiously motivated social action and a virtually new field of academic study each based in recognition of the connections between religion and humanity 's treatment of the environment have developed. Interactions between religion and environmental concern have been manifest in the explosive growth of ecotheological writings, institutional commitment by organized religions, and environmental activism explicitly oriented to religious ideals. Clergy throughout the world in virtually every denomination have received word from leaders of their religion that the environment no less than sexuality, poverty, or war and peace is now a basic and compelling religious matter. Out of this confrontation have been born vital new theologies based in the recovery of marginalized elements of tradition, profound criticisms of the past, and ecologically oriented visions of God, the Sacred, the Earth, and human beings. Theologians from every religious tradition along with dozens of non-denominational spiritual writers have confronted world religions past attitudes towards nature. In the realm of institutional commitment, public statements and actions by organized religions have grown dramatically. In the context of political action, throughout the U.S. and the world religiously oriented groups take part in environmentally oriented political action: from lobbying and consciousness raising to activist demonstrations and civil disobedience. This collection serves as a comprehensive introduction, overview, and in-depth account of these exciting new developments. The four volumes cover virtually every aspect of the field from theological change and institutional commitment to innovation in liturgy, from new ecumenical connections among different religions and between religion, science and environmental movements, from religious participation in environmental politics to an account of the global social and political contexts in which religious environmentalism has unfolded.

Religion Heritage And The Sustainable City

Author: Yamini Narayanan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135012687
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The speed and scale of urbanisation in India is unprecedented almost anywhere in the world and has tremendous global implications. The religious influence on the urban experience has resonances for all aspects of urban sustainability in India and yet it remains a blind spot while articulating sustainable urban policy. This book explores the historical and on-going influence of religion on urban planning, design, space utilisation, urban identities and communities. It argues that the conceptual and empirical approaches to planning sustainable cities in India need to be developed out of analytical concepts that define local sense of place and identity. Examining how Hindu religious heritage, beliefs and religiously influenced planning practices have impacted on sustainable urbanisation development in Jaipur and Indian cities in general, the book identifies the challenges and opportunities that ritualistic and belief resources pose for sustainability. It focuses on three key aspects: spatial segregation and ghettoisation; gender-inclusive urban development; and the nexus between religion, nature and urban development. This cutting-edge book is one of the first case studies linking Hindu religion, heritage, urban development, women and the environment in a way that responds to the realities of Indian cities. It opens up discussion on the nexus of religion and development, drawing out insightful policy implications for the sustainable urban planning of many cities in India and elsewhere in South Asia and the developing world.

Dharma And Ecology Of Hindu Communities

Author: Dr Pankaj Jain
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409481433
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In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the role religious communities can play in environmentalism. Does nature worship inspire Hindus to act in an environmentally conscious way? This book explores the above questions with three communities, the Swadhyaya movement, the Bishnoi, and the Bhil communities. Presenting the texts of Bishnois, their environmental history, and their contemporary activism; investigating the Swadhyaya movement from an ecological perspective; and exploring the Bhil communities and their Sacred Groves, this book applies a non-Western hermeneutical model to interpret the religious traditions of Indic communities. With a foreword by Roger S Gottlieb.