Religion and Sustainable Agriculture: World Spiritual Traditions and Food Ethics
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About the Author
Todd LeVasseur is visiting assistant professor in the religious studies department and director of environmental studies at the College of Charleston.Pramod Parajuli currently serves as associate faculty for the PhD program in sustainability education at Prescott College, and has published on the themes of political ecology, religion and ecology, sustainability education, and learning gardens.Norman Wirzba is professor of theology, ecology, and rural life at Duke Divinity School and research professor in the Nicholas School for the Environment at Duke. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land and Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating.
" Religion and Sustainable Agriculture does an excellent job of pulling back the curtain on the variety, vibrancy, and commitment of the many individuals and groups who are grappling with how to make producing food an act of faith, and not merely an economic or an agricultural activity." -- Susie Weldon, coauthor of Faith in Food: Changing the World One Meal at a Time
" Religion and Sustainable Agriculture [...] succeeds as an enlightening treatise on ethical agriculture. As Pramod Parajuli eloquently argues in the book's conclusion, blending spirituality back into food production will enable greater community and environmental health around the globe." -- Foreword Reviews
"The unique and vibrant operationalizations of sustainable agriculture are brought to light in Religion and Sustainable Agriculture. This book provides a typology of sustainable cultivation in the spirit of worship across the globe in multiple temporal and cultural settings. The publication takes the reader around the world and back again, traveling from the continental United States to Guatemala, Peru, Malawi, Hawaii, Nepal, India, Thailand, Israel, El Salvador, Egypt, and Europe.
[The book is] written for a wide audience with a compelling foreword, lively introduction, and an all-encompassing conclusion sandwiching fifteen chapters, all with authors that tell a distinct tale regarding spiritual traditions and the food system." -- Agriculture and Human Values