F&ES 783Ea,b/REL903H / 2014-2015

Introduction to Religion and Ecology (Jan 14-Feb 18)

Credits: 2
Fall 2014: O, Online, August 27 - October 10
Spring 2015: W, 4:00-5:15, ISPS, 77 Prospect - A001
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note: this is an hybrid online course - Weekly in person meetings

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This course introduces the newly emerging field of religion and ecology and traces its development over the past several decades. It explores human relations to the natural world as differentiated in religious and cultural traditions. In particular, it investigates the symbolic and lived expressions of these interconnections in diverse religious texts, ethics, and practices. In addition, the course draws on the scientific field of ecology for an understanding of the dynamic processes of Earth’s ecosystems. The course explores parallel developments in human-Earth relations defined as religious ecologies. Similarly, it identifies narratives that orient humans to the cosmos, namely, religious cosmologies. 

F&ES 783 is a prerequisite for:
F&ES 784: Western Religions and Ecology
F&ES 785: East Asian Religions and Ecology (Feb 25-April 15)

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