Islam and Ecology: A Bestowed Trust
Foltz, Richard C.; Denny, Frederick Mathewson; Azizan Haji Baharuddin (eds.)2003
A collective work containing the main contributions made during a conference organised by the University of Harvard in the Center for the Study of World’s Religions in Cambridge, Massschusets, USA, in 1998. This volume explains the Islamic view of the cosmic order and discusses from the standpoint of the main tendencies within Islam how the world view derived from the Koran is or can be interpreted, re-evaluated and applied to the most important environmental issues of the day. The 23 articles in this book are divided into five sections devoted to God, Man and nature; the challenge of the (re)-interpretation; social and environmental justice; towards a sustainable society (with case studies from countries as varied as Egypt, Iran and Malaysia); and the Islamic garden as a metaphor of paradise.
Foltz, Richard C.; Denny, Frederick Mathewson; Azizan Haji Baharuddin (eds.). Islam and Ecology: A Bestowed Trust. Cambridge, Mass.: Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School: Distributed by Harvard University Press, c2003. (Series Religions of the World and Ecology). 584 pp. ISBN: 0-945454-39-2.