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Buddhism and Ecology edited by Martine Batchelor and Kerry Brown
World Religions and Ecology series, Cassell/WWF UK, London 1992. Also published by Motilal Banarsidass, India 1994
An anthology of writings by Buddhists from Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and many Western countries, offering a Buddhist approach to ecology through stories, illustrations, poetry, practical activities, ideas and theories.
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Buddhism and Ecology: The Interconnection of Dharma and Deeds edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker and Duncan Ryuken Williams
Harvard University Press 1998
Given the challenges of the environmental crisis, Buddhism's teaching of the interrelatedness of all life forms may be critical to the recovery of human reprocity with nature. Religions of the World and Ecology series.
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Christianity and Ecology: Seeking the Well-Being of Earth and Humans. edited by Dieter T. Hessel and Rosemary Radford Ruether
Harvard University Press 2000
Contributors explore how Christianity can contribute to the struggle to secure the well-being of the earth community. Religions of the World and Ecology series.
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Coming of Age: An exploration of Christianity and the New Age by Martin Palmer
Aquarian/Thorsons 1993
A critical examination of the “New Age” movement, and in particular the role of ecology within it.
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Daoism and Ecology: Ways within a Cosmic Landscape edited by N J Girardot, James Miller and Liu Xiaogan
Harvard University Press, 2001
Religions of the World and Ecology series published by the Center for the Study of World Religions of the Harvard Divinity School.
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Divine Nature: A Spiritual Perspective on the Environmental Crisis. by Michael A Cremo and Mukunda Dasa Goswami
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1995
A challenging new vision of humankind and the natural world.
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Earth Ascending. An anthology of living poetry edited by Jay Ramsay
Stride Productions, Exeter 1997
A rich range of voices – including those of Ted Hughes, Jeni Couzyn, Peter Redgrove, Penelope Shuttle and others – taking us on a journey of pain, illumination and revelation – a way of seeing what is happening in the world today. Part of ARC’s Sacred Land Project.
Out of print
 


Favourite Wisdom edited by Deborah Cassidi
Continuum
From many walks of life, the contributors to this volume have chosen a broad kaleidoscope of wise sayings, poetry and humour, ensuring a wide appeal. For example, this passage was chosen by HRH Prince Philip:
'Since human beings, as well as other non-human sentient beings, depend upon the environment as the ultimate source of life and well-being, let us share the conviction that the conservation of our environment, the restoration of the imbalance caused by our negligence in the past, be implemented with courage and determination. We are the generation with the awareness of a great danger. We are the one with the responsibility and the ability to take steps of concrete action, before it is too late.'
(From the Buddhist Declaration on Nature to the Interfaith Ceremony at Assisi in 1986, by the Venerable Lungrig Namgyal Rinpoche)
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Hinduism and Ecology by Ranchor Prime
Cassell/WWF UK, London 1992. Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi 1994
Hinduism has always promoted the way of simple living and high thinking. This thought-provoking book shows how ancient Hindu beliefs and stories have contemporary relevance to the conservation movement. Includes the extraordinary story of how the Vrindavan forests of Krishna were restored. Cassell World Religions and Ecology series.
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Hinduism and Ecology: the Intersection of Earth, Sky, and Water edited by Christopher Key Chapple and Mary Evelyn Tucker
Harvard University Press, 2000
The 22 contributors ask how traditional concepts of nature in the classical texts might inspire or impede an eco-friendly attitude among modern Hindus. Religions of the World and Ecology series.
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I Ching: The Shamanic Oracle of Change translated by Martin Palmer and Jay Ramsay with Zhao Xiaomin
Thorson’s, London
A new translation of this great book of Chinese divination, returning to the earliest texts and revealing the dramatic historical events that inspired and shaped this famous shamanic oracle. Important study of sacred places and myths from ancient China.
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Islam and Ecology : A Bestowed Trust edited by Richard C. Foltz
Harvard University Press 2003
Religions of the World and Ecology series.
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Jainism and Ecology : Nonviolence in the Web of Life edited by Christopher Key Chapple
Harvard University 2002
Examines Jainism's understanding of the intricate web of life. World Religions and Ecology series.
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Judaism and Ecology : Created World and Revealed Word edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Harvard University Press 2003
Contributions on how Judaism can contribute to the environmental debate. World Religions and Ecology series.
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Kuan Yin: Myths and Prophecies of the Chinese Goddess of Compassion by Martin Palmer and Jay Ramsay with Man-Ho Kwok
Thorsons, London 1995
Kuan Yin is the most important and best-loved deity of the Chinese world: she is the living expression of compassion. The authors travelled through China in search of her true story and origins within Buddhism, Daoism and the female shamanic tradition of China. Contains the poetic 100 Prophecies of Kuan Yin, translated into English for the first time.
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Living Christianity by Martin Palmer
Element, Shaftesbury 1993
A personal journey through the history, beliefs and insights of the Christian faith, with a special emphasis on the ecological significance of Christianity for the contemporary world.
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Reconciling With Creation, Source Book  compiled by the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific
Environmental Science for Social Change, 2013
This collection of papers from the Jesuit environmental networks brings together aids to reflection, material about the ecological dimension of the Jesuit mission and reports of practical and strategic ecological action being undertaken by Jesuits across the Asian Pacific region. The book's positive focus aims not to overwhelm the reader but rather to lay the foundation by which people can engage in the environmental mission with a sense of hope. The book is not currently available through Amazon but can be ordered directly here for €12 plus air-mail costs from Manila, Philippines.


So that God’s Creation Might Live. The Orthodox Church Responds to the Ecological Crisis 
Constantinople, 1992
Entirely in Greek. Major papers in ecology and theology from the Orthodox Church covering ecology and monasticism, ecology and spirituality and offering a unique and distinctive Christian perspective.
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Tao Te Ching: The new translation by Man-Ho Kwok, Martin Palmer, Jay Ramsay
Element Classical Translations, Shaftsbury 1994
A new and popular translation of the ancient Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing).
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The Book of Chuang Tzu translated by Martin Palmer with Elizabeth Breuilly
Penguin Arkana, London 1996
This best-selling translation draws together the stories, jokes and anecdotes that have gathered around the figure of Chuang Tzu, one of the great founders of Daoism. “The Dao that is clear is not the Dao”.
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The Environmental Dimension of Islam by Mawil Izzi Dien
The Lutterworth Press, Cambridge 2000
Few non-Muslims realise there is a distinctive Islamic contribution to the environmental debate. This important book provides a much-needed Islamic input into the process of consultation on the future of the planet.
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The Illustrated Tao Te Ching by Man-Ho Kwok, Martin Palmer, Jay Ramsay
Vega Books, 2002
The Tao Te Ching's (Dao De Jing’s) 80 chapters of wise sayings and commentaries are sumptuously illustrated with contemporary works of art. Text in both English and Chinese includes background on Lao Tzu plus a brief history of Taoism. Essential reading for anyone (even those who have read previous translations) wishing to understand more about Chinese philosopy. Revised edition of Tao Te Ching: the new translation
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Theology on the Menu: Asceticism, Meat and Christian Diet  David Grumett and Rachel Muers
Routledge, 2010
Food - what we eat, how much we eat, how it is produced and prepared, and its cultural and ecological significance- is an increasingly significant topic not only for scholars but for all of us. Theology on the Menu is the first systematic and historical assessment of Christian attitudes to food and its role in shaping Christian identity. David Grumett and Rachel Muers unfold a fascinating history of feasting and fasting, food regulations and resistance to regulation, the symbolism attached to particular foods, the relationship between diet and doctrine, and how food has shaped inter-religious encounters.
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