The Routledge Studies in Religion and Environment book series explores religious encounters with environmental challenges and strives to capture the ecological dimensions of religious life with empirical and theoretical sophistication. Resisting the urge to concentrate exclusively on religious traditions, this series conceives the term "religion" broadly, seeking to include not only religious actors, institutions and theological traditions, but also lived spiritualities, indigenous cosmovisions, para-religious organizations, and socially enacted notions of the sacred. Environmental challenges are manifest in every part of the world, but the bearing of religious actors, ideas, and institutions on these challenges is variable. Accordingly, this series is ambivalent about whether and how religion matters with respect to environmental issues. We welcome scholarly contributions that chart the dynamic relationships between systems of human meaning-making and environmental processes at all scales, from the planetary to the parochial.
Weathering the Reformation Climate and Religion in Early Sixteenth Century Strasbourg
By Linnéa Rowlatt
May 08, 2024
Weathering the Reformation explores the role of the Little Ice Age in early modern Christian culture and considers climate as a contributing factor in the Protestant Reform. The book focuses on religious narratives from Strasbourg between 1509 and 1541, pivotal years during which the European ...
By Patrick Riordan, Gavin Flood
May 01, 2024
Connecting Ecologies focuses on the environmental aspects of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ and the challenge to care for our common home. It considers how best to devise and implement the new societal models needed to tackle the ecological problems facing the world today. The book addresses ...
By Jens Köhrsen, Julia Blanc, Fabian Huber
December 16, 2022
This volume explores how religious and spiritual actors engage for environmental protection and fight against climate change. Climate change and sustainability are increasingly prominent topics among religious and spiritual groups. Different faith traditions have developed "green" theologies, ...
By Evan Berry, Robert Albro
June 26, 2018
Though currently only partially understood, evolving interactions among Latin American communities of faith, governments, and civil societies are a key feature of the popular mobilizations and policy debates about environmental issues in the region. This edited collection describes and analyses ...