Religion and the Environment
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Religion and the Environment by Ralph Tanner
Book DescriptionThis book is an analysis of the whole frontier between religion and the environment. It deals in turn with their interactions and the effects of each on the other in the major world religions. It considers the religious impact on human uses of time, space, materials, transport, and foods, and the environmental effects of religious influence on major topics such as population pressures, morbidity, mortality, marital arrangements, contraception, the treatment of animals, and environmental management.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333919743
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ralph Tanner
Social Ecology of Religion, Paperback (June 1995)» View all books by Ralph Tanner
In this new edition of their book, the authors give a factual, straightforward account of the functions religions all over the world perform for ordinary people. The Social Ecology of Religion is intended primarily for course use in comparative religion, and in social and cultural anthropology.
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Author Biography - Ralph Tanner
RALPH TANNER has taught in the Universities of East Africa and London and was Chairman of the East African Institute of Social Research. He is co-author of Social Ecology of Religion and author of Transition in African Belief, the Witch Murders in Sukumaland and numerous articles on the sociology of religion. COLIN MITCHELL served on the United Nations team assessing the Ethiopian national development plan. He has many years experience in soil survey and land evaluation, both as a project manager and a university lecturer and has worked in many areas, especially Moslem countries, southern Europe, Africa and China, including Tibet.
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