SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Place, Ecology and the Sacred


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction 1 Losing and Finding Sacred Place 2 Lament for a Silent Summer 3 Artificial Persons and the Political Economy of Place 4 Place, Religion and Resistance to Corporate Power 5 Wilderness, Religion, and Ecological Restoration in the Scottish Highlands 6 Food Sovereignty from Joshua to La Via Campesina 7 The Moral Geography of Sustainable Communities 8 Re-Placing Ethics in the City and the Countryside Index

Promotional Information

Argues that the recovery of a sense of local place modeled on the Christian-Eucharist community is essential to the resolution of the ecological crisis.

About the Author

Michael S. Northcott is Professor of Ethics at Edinburgh University, UK. He is an ordained Anglican Priest, and a trustee of the Fair Trade company Traidcraft.


Place, Ecology and the Sacred offers valuable insights for religious environmentalism, and it merits consideration by anyone interested in community-based responses to environmental crises. * Theology Journal *
Identifying and engaging with the problem [of religious environmentalism] is a very worthwhile exercise in itself and this book, which is full of thought-provoking insights, certainly does that. I commend it highly. * Modern Believing *
Jesus was "of Nazareth" and we, too, are creatures of place and places. In this book a world-class environmental theologian, Michael Northcott, turns his spade to help reset the seeds of Eden. -- Alastair McIntosh, Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow, UK
In Place, Ecology, and the Sacred Michael Northcott explores the history and politics of Earth-destructive and species-extincting human conduct. The book provides an incisive and insightful analysis of the historical role of wealthy individuals, transnational corporations, and the government officials they influence to thwart citizens' efforts to effect a healthful and employment-producing environment. On a note of hope for the present and future, the book discusses projects that foster the ecological wellbeing of humanity, all living beings, and our shared Earth home. I highly recommend Place, Ecology and the Sacred. I look forward to using it in my socioecological ethics courses. -- John Hart, Professor of Christian Ethics, Boston University, USA; author of Sacramental Commons: Christian Ecological Ethics (2006) and Cosmic Commons: Spirit, Science, and Space (2013)
We face what Stephen Emmott calls 'an unprecedented planetary emergency' due to the pressure of enormous numbers of people, many very affluent, on a tiny planet. More than half of us live in cities and this proportion increases year by year. What to do about this? Michael Northcott explores the urgent need for a new moral economy of place, inconceivable without challenging the power of corporations in our world. An urgent, intelligent reflection by one of our leading theologians who has sought for many years to draw our attention to the immense seriousness of the impact of global warming. -- Timothy Gorringe, Professor Emeritus, University of Exeter, UK

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Place, Ecology and the Sacred: The Moral Geography of Sustainable Communities on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top