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God and the Green DivideReligious Environmentalism in Black and White$
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Amanda J. Baugh

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520291164

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520291164.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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God and the Green Divide
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Amanda J. Baugh

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291164.003.0001

This chapter advances the book’s central argument: the spread of religious environmentalism in the United States has relied not simply on the “ecological dimensions” of scriptures, theology, and religious traditions, but also on latent assumptions about race, ethnicity, and class. It also introduces the work of Faith in Place in the context of other religious environmental movements in the United States, and discusses how the book contributes to conversations in American religion, religion and ecology, and lived religion.

Keywords:   Religious environmentalism, religion and ecology, women and nature, eco-divide, environmental ethics, lived religion, green ceiling, secularism, liberal Protestantism, interfaith

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