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Cathrien de Pater, Irene Dankelman (Eds.)
Religion and Sustainable Development
Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education
Reihe: Nijmegen Studies in Development and Cultural Change (NICCOS)
Bd. 46, 2009, 184 S., 19.90 EUR, 19.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90017-3


How are the different worldviews and religions as well as their alleged contributions to sustainable development incorporated in the academic disciplines of religious studies and theology? This theme is explored from the perspectives of Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, modern and indigenous spiritual traditions worldwide. Cases are presented from Western Europe, North America, Malaysia, India, and Africa. This publication shows that the cross-cutting of the arenas of sustainable development and religion in higher education constitutes a diverse yet little explored field, and presents the first steps to document its bounty.

Irene Dankelman M.Sc., Lecturer Centre for Sustainable Management of Resources, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Cathrien de Pater, MA M.Sc., consultant, Nijmegen Institute for Mission Studies / Centre for Sustainable Management of Resources, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.






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