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Eco churches, eco synagogues, eco Hollywood: 21st-century practical responses to Lynn White, Jr.ís and Andrew Furmanís 20th-century readings of environments in crisis

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Cranston, CA, Eco churches, eco synagogues, eco Hollywood: 21st-century practical responses to Lynn White, Jr.'s and Andrew Furman's 20th-century readings of environments in crisis, Routledge Handbook of Ecocriticism and Environmental Communication, Routledge, S Slovic, S Rangarajan, V Sarveswaran (ed), New York, pp. 36-54. ISBN 9781138053137 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4324/9781315167343-4

Abstract

In 1942, Lynn White, Jr. commented on the relationship between history and religion, saying that "we stand amid the debris of our inherited religious system" (1942: 156). Later, he was to carry this thought further, attributing ecological crisis to "the Judeo-Christian dogma of creation." Fifty years on, his essay, "The Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis" (1967), remains a compelling, if controversial, example of how readings of semi-historical texts such as the Bible can direct ideas and behaviour that impact future events. In particular, White points to the "dogma of creation, which is found in the first clause of all the Creeds" (1206).

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:eco hollywood, eco churches, eco synagogues
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and Media Studies
Research Field:Communication Studies
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Communication Across Languages and Culture
UTAS Author:Cranston, CA (Dr CA Cranston)
ID Code:129447
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-11-30
Last Modified:2019-06-14
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