Climate politics and the power of religion / edited by Evan Berry.Material type: TextPublisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, Description: 1 online resource : illustrationsContent type:
- online resource
- 201/.77 23/eng/20211201
- BL65.E36 C55 2022
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction / Evan Berry -- I. Religion and the Construction of National Climate Policy -- 1. Religious Influence and Climate Politics in Duterte's Philippines: Opportunity Lost? / David T. Buckley -- 2. "The Earth Is the Lord" or "God Is a Trini?": The Political Theology of Climate Change, Environmental Stewardship, and Petroleum Extraction / J. Brent Crosson -- 3. Contemporary Politics of Climate Change in India: Nationalism, Religion, and Science in an Uneasy Alliance / Neeraj Vedwan
II. Transnational and Theoretical Considerations -- 4. Cast Out Fear: Secularism, (In)Security, and the Politics of Climate Change / Erin K. Wilson -- 5. The Right Climate: Political Opportunities for Religious Engagement with Climate Policy / Evan Berry -- III. Religion and the Complexity of Public Environmental Discourse -- 6. Contradictions in Pollution Control: Religion, Courts, and the State in India / Kelly D. Alley and Tarini Mehta -- 7. Subversive Cosmopolitics in the Anthropocene: On Sentient Landscapes and the Ethical Imperative in Northern Peru / Ana Mariella Bacigalupo
8. Climate Vulnerability as Theological Bridge Concept: Examples from Puerto Rico / Andrew R. H. Thompson -- 9. Resilience and Religion: What Does Civic Diplomacy Have to Do with It? / Roger-Mark De Souza -- Conclusion: Where Climate Meets Religion-Mobilization, Discourse, and Authority / Ken Conca -- Index -- About the Auhor
"How does our faith affect how we think about and respond to climate change? Climate Politics and the Power of Religion is an edited collection that explores the diverse ways that religion shapes climate politics at the local, national, and international levels. Drawing on case studies from across the globe, it stands at the intersection of religious studies, environment policy, and global politics. From small island nations confronting sea-level rise and intensifying tropical storms to high-elevation communities in the Andes and Himalayas wrestling with accelerating glacial melt, there is tremendous variation in the ways that societies draw on religion to understand and contend with climate change. Climate Politics and the Power of Religion offers 10 timely case studies that demonstrate how different communities render climate change within their own moral vocabularies and how such moral claims find purchase in activism and public debates about climate policy. Whether it be Hindutva policymakers in India, curanderos in Peru, or working-class people's concerns about the transgressions of petroleum extraction in Trinidad-religion affects how they all are making sense of and responding to this escalating global catastrophe"-- Provided by publisher.
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