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Sustainability, Religion, Spirituality (Carp)

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Course Title

Sustainability, Religion, Spirituality

Instructor(s) Richard M. Carp
Appalachian State University

Interdisciplinary Studies


Religion and Ecology


Since Lynn White’s groundbreaking article in 1967, debate has raged among scholars, activists, and members of religious communities about the role(s) of religion and of specific religions in fostering unsustainability and in achieving sustainability. As part of this debate, some have proposed the existence and importance of a spirituality unconnected with historical or new religions as a key component of moving toward sustainability. This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to these questions both in their historical and contemporary forms.


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