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Since the beginning of time, religion and the environment have been two subjects that have continually crossed paths.

Each year, Christians wave palm leaves to commemorate Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem. Still many turn to natural environments for a place of prayer and solace. Religious leaders have even taken varying stances on environmental policies. Enjoy the collection of articles below exploring the complex historical relationship of religion and the environment.

These articles are freely available until December 31st.


Sociology of Religion

The Natural Environment as a Spiritual Resource: A Theory of Regional Variation in Religious Adherence

Journal of Church and State

Responding to Religious Oppositions to Environmentalism

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

The Haunted Grid: Nature, Electricity, and Indian Spirits in the American Metaphysical Tradition

The Journal of Theological Studies

Science, Nature, and Christianity

Modern Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience

Planting Eucalyptus Trees in the New Settlements in Nineteenth- to Twentieth-Century Palestine as Reflected in Rabbinic Documents

Journal of Hindu Studies

‘Natural Supernaturalism?’ The Tagore–Gandhi Debate on the Bihar Earthquake

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