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God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White

Amanda J. Baugh

Abstract

American environmentalism historically has been associated with the interests of white elites. Yet religious leaders in the twenty-first century have helped instill concern about the earth among groups diverse in religion, race, ethnicity, and class. How did that happen and what are the implications? Building on scholarship that provides theological and ethical resources to support the “greening” of religion, God and the Green Divide examines religious environmentalism as it actually happens in the daily lives of urban Americans. Baugh argues that the spread of religious environmentalism in th ... More

Keywords: Religious environmentalism, religion and ecology, American religion/religion in America, African Americans, whiteness, critical race theory, environmental ethics, environmental history, religious diversity, interfaith organizing, eco-divide

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520291164
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291164.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda J. Baugh, author
California State University, Northridge