For several years Cross Currents has been covering the conversation taking place within various religious communities as people rethink their relationships with the environment. A whole new movement has emerged, connecting ecology with theology: ecotheology. Our Summer 1994 issue featured a series of articles tracing this conversation within Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist traditions. Meanwhile, outside the bounds of organized religion, people are reawakening to nature as a sacred sphere; a rediscovery of Native American spirituality, the Gaia Hypothesis, and the Ecological Spirituality of Matthew Fox and Wendell Berry, all are part of this phenomenon. Here, for the first time, we combine six articles from that issue with six more that we've published in recent years to offer an overview of an emergent movement.
Trees, Forestry, and the Responsiveness of Creation
The Greening of Buddhist Practice
Islam and Ecology
Ethics and Trauma: Levinas, Feminism, and
Earth Vigil: Darwin, Death and Hope
(From other issues.)
Eucharistic Ecology and Ecological Spirituality
Whose Earth Is It Anyway?
On The Wings of a Blue Heron
The Ecotheology of Annie Dillard: A Study in
The Green Face of God: Christianity in an Age of Ecocide
And the Earth Is Filled with the Breath of Life