Middlebury

RELI 0395

Religion, Ethics + Environment

Religion, Ethics, and the Environment
In this class we will consider the relationship between religion and ecology in some of the world’s great wisdom traditions, particularly Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Judaism. Our approach will be comparative across traditions and attentive to a wide range of “big ideas” about human-nature relationships. We will explore the ways in which religious traditions perpetuate ideas of the bio-physical world that are both “nature-affirming” and “nature-denying,” considering such themes as stewardship, sacred geography and the interdependence of living beings. We will also examine how, in contemporary times, religious identity has fueled and shaped religiously-based environmental activism. (RELI 0110 or RELI 0130 or RELI 0160 or RELI 0190 or RELI 0295 or ENVS 0215) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP PHL
Equivalent Courses:
ENVS 0395 *
RELI 1028

Sections

Winter 2019

RELI0395A-W19 Seminar (Gould)

Spring 2015

RELI0395A-S15 Seminar (Gould)

Fall 2011

RELI0395A-F11 Seminar (Gould)

Spring 2009

RELI0395A-S09 Seminar (Gould)

Spring 2007

RELI0395A-S07 Seminar (Gould)

Spring 2005

RELI0395A-S05 Seminar (Gould)

Spring 2004

RELI0395A-S04 Seminar (Gould)