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To Care for Creation: The Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement

Stephen Ellingson

Abstract

Historically, American religions have not been involved with the environmental movement, but during the early 1990s activists from a variety of religious traditions established a small number of independent, non-profit religious environmental movement organizations (REMOs) and launched a new movement. The rise of religious environmentalism raises intriguing questions about movement emergence, the development of a new type of movement organization, and the creation of new religious traditions. This book explains how religious environmentalism emerged despite various religious barriers, and why ... More

Keywords: religion, environment, environmental movement, religious environmentalism, social movements, movement emergence, embeddedness, cultural innovation, nature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226367248
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226367415.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Ellingson, author
Hamilton College