Political and Spiritual: Essays on Religion, Environment, Disability, and Justice

Political and Spiritual: Essays on Religion, Environment, Disability, and Justice

by Roger S. Gottlieb

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Overview

Roger S. Gottlieb is internationally known for his groundbreaking studies of religious environmentalism, passionate account of spirituality in an age of environmental crisis, and enlightening vision of the role of religion in a democratic society. Political and Spiritual brings together for the first time his most powerful essays on these and related themes.

The book’s wealth of topics includes spiritual deep ecology, ethical theory, animal rights, the Holocaust, the environmental crisis, and the experience of disability—as well as new essays on the human meaning of technology, facing death, and a fascinating intellectual autobiography. As a whole, Political and Spiritual reveals Gottlieb’s unique ability to connect our collective struggles for a just, rational, and caring society with our personal strivings for contentment, wisdom, and compassion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442240155
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/24/2014
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Roger S. Gottlieb is professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Nautilus Book Award-winning author or editor of eighteen books and more than a hundred articles. Internationally known for his work on religious environmentalism, he is contributing editor to Tikkun Magazine and writes for Patheos.com and the Huffington Post. His work has appeared in publications as varied as the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Orion Outside, and leading academic journals. His books include A Spirituality of Resistance, Liberating Faith, Marxism: 1844-1990, and the environmental fiction Engaging Voices.

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I SPIRIT, JUSTICE, NATURE
1.The Transcendence of Justice and the Justice of Transcendence
2.Deep Ecology and the Left: An Effort at Reconciliation
3.Ethics and Trauma
4.Can we talk (about animal rights)?
PART II THE PROMISES OF RELIGIOUS ENVIRONMENTALISM
5.Religious Environmentalism: What it is, where it’s heading, and why we should be going in the same direction
6.You gonna be here long? Religion and Sustainability
7.All in the Same Boat? Religious Diversity and Religious Environmentalism,
8.Deep Ecology and World Religion: A Shared Fate, A Shared Task
9.Earth 101
PART III HOLOCAUST, ECOCIDE, JEWISH EXPERIENCE
10.Some Implications of the Holocaust for Ethics and Social Philosophy,
11.“The human material is too weak”
12.Justice in a Time of Madness
13.What Difference Does it Make that we’re Jewish? Global Climate Change and Transformations in Jewish Self-Understanding,
14.The Occupation: A Fable, Three Commentaries,
PART IV DISABILITY AND HUMANITY
15.The Tasks of Embodied Love: Moral Problems in Caring for Children with Disabilities
16.Disability and Social Justice
17.One Truth Faith (with Bill J. Leonard)
PART V TECHNOLOGY AND DEATH
18.What are we Doing Here?
19.A Song sung by the Universe

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