Islam and Ecology: A Bestowed Trust (Religions of the World and Ecology #9) (Hardcover)

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By Richard C. Foltz (Editor), Frederick M. Denny (Editor), Azizan Baharuddin (Editor)
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Islam is the religion of over one billion people and is practiced in virtually every country on earth. The articulation of an Islamic environmental ethic in contemporary terms is all the more urgent because Western-style conservation efforts do not fit all cultural and philosophical traditions.

This volume outlines the Islamic view of the cosmic order and reviews the ways an Islamic world view can be interpreted, reassessed, and applied to such environmental problems as pollution and water scarcity. Sections on social justice and on issues of sustainability and development look at the history and roots of the current environmental crisis; at the broader context of women's rights of equal access to both natural and social resources; and at the interconnectedness of environmental protection and the alleviation of human poverty.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780945454397
ISBN-10: 0945454392
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2003
Pages: 624
Language: English
Series: Religions of the World and Ecology

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