Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution
Sponsel, Leslie E.2012
The book offers an intellectual history of spiritual ecology. Arranged chronologically, it samples major developments in the thoughts and actions of both historic and contemporary pioneers, ranging from the Buddha and St. Francis of Assisi to Wangari Maathai’s Green Belt Movement and the fiction epic film Avatar. The book provides a historical, cross-cultural context for understanding and advancing the ongoing spiritual ecology revolution, considering indigenous and Asian religious traditions as well as Western ones. Most chapters focus on a single pioneer, illuminating the historical context and his/her legacy, while also connecting that legacy to broader concerns. It features clear, concise, and often captivating essays on well-known, as well as little-known, pioneers in spiritual ecology, including a chapter-long treatment of each individual’s contributions. Finally, it provides an extensive resource guide, including films and websites.
Sponsel, Leslie E. Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution. Praeger, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-313-36409-9.