Buddhism and Ecology: The Interconnection of Dharma and Deeds
edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker and Duncan Ryūken Williams
contributions by Kenneth Kraft, Lewis Lancaster, John Daido Loori, Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel, Steve Odin, Graham Parkes, Steven C. Rockefeller, Alan Sponberg, Leslie E. Sponsel, Donald K. Swearer, Jeff Yamauchi, David Landis Barnhill, Christopher Key Chapple, Malcolm David Eckel, Ruben L. F. Habito, Ian Harris, Paul O. Ingram and Stephanie Kaza
Harvard University Press, 1997
Cloth: 978-0-945454-13-7 | Paper: 978-0-945454-14-4
Library of Congress Classification BQ4570.E23B83 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 294.3378362

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Given the challenges of the environmental crisis, Buddhism's teaching of the interrelatedness of all life forms may be critical to the recovery of human reciprocity with nature. In this new work, twenty religionists and environmentalists examine Buddhism's understanding of the intricate web of life. In noting the cultural diversity of Buddhism, they highlight aspects of the tradition which may help formulate an effective environmental ethics, citing examples from both Asia and the United States of socially engaged Buddhist projects to protect the environment. The authors explore theoretical and methodological issues and analyze the prospects and problems of using Buddhism as an environmental resource in both theory and practice. This groundbreaking volume inaugurates a larger series examining the religions of the world and their ecological implications which will shape a new field of study involving religious issues, contemporary environmental ethics, and public policy concerns.

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