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Title Muslim environmentalisms : religious and social foundations / Anna M. Gade.
Author Gade, Anna M., author.
Publication New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Description xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 297.27 G
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-316) and index.
Summary How might our understandings of environmentalism and the environmental humanities shift if we incorporate Islamic perspectives? In this book, Anna M. Gade explores the religious and cultural foundations of Islamic environmentalisms. She blends textual and ethnographic study to offer a comprehensive and interdisciplinary account of the legal, ethical, social, and political principles underlying Muslim commitments to the earth. Muslim Environmentalisms shows how diverse Muslim communities and schools of thought have addressed ecological questions for the sake of this world and the world to come. Gade draws on a rich spectrum of materials--scripture, jurisprudence, science, art, and social and political engagement--as well as fieldwork in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The book brings together case studies in disaster management, educational programs, international development, conservation projects, religious ritual and performance, and Islamic law to rethink key theories. Gade shows that the Islamic tradition leads us to see the environment as an ethical idea, moving beyond the framework of crisis. Muslim Environmentalisms models novel approaches to the study of religion and environment from a humanistic perspective, reinterpreting issues at the intersection of numerous academic disciplines to propose a postcolonial and global understanding of environment.
Contents History of religions, Islam, and environmental humanities -- Islam and the environment: pluralism and development -- A Qur'anic environment: relating creatures and resources -- Roots and branches of Islamic environmental justice, law and ethics -- Islamic humanities: apprehending symbol, expression and natural science -- Muslim environmentalism as religious practice: accounts of the unseen -- From this world to the next.
Subject Ecology -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Environmental protection -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Ecology -- Religious aspects -- Islam. (OCoLC)fst00901525
Environmental protection -- Religious aspects -- Islam. (OCoLC)fst00913392
ISBN 0231191049 (hardcover)
9780231191043 (hardcover)
0231191057 (paperback) :
9780231191050 (paperback) :

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