Praying and campaigning with environmental Christians: green religion and the climate movement

Nita, M (2016) Praying and campaigning with environmental Christians: green religion and the climate movement. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. ISBN 9781137600349

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-60035-6

Abstract

This book presents an ethnographic study of environmental Christian networks involved in the climate and transition towns movements. Maria Nita examines the ways in which green Christians engage with their communities and networks, as well as other activist networks in the broader green movement. The book interrogates key categories in the field of religious studies which intersect activist concerns, including spirituality, community, and ritual. In this sociological exploration the author uses existing research tools, such as discourse analysis, and proposes new theoretical models for the investigation of network expansion, religious identity, and relationality through ritual. Nita examines the mechanisms underlying the greening of religion and thus offers an in-depth analysis of prayers, rituals, and religious practices, such as praying through painting, fasting for the planet, and sharing the green Eucharist in or with nature.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Christians, Christianity, religion, green religion, green Christianity, environmental Christians, climate movement, transition towns movement, religious identity, green Eucharist, religious activism, climate, environment, nature conservation, religious studies, climate change
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2022 21:09
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2022 21:09
URI / Page ID: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/14506
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