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REL 220 Overview

This course is an introduction to the role of religious traditions in addressing key issues created by the ecological impact of humans on their environment and the need for an integrated ethic of stewardship. Topics addressed include: how the Bible has been used to justify both stewardship and exploitation of the environment; the Franciscan view of nature; the spirituality of radical environmentalists; concepts of eco-justice and deep ecology; practical examples of how world religions are addressing environmental concerns. Prerequisite: REL 103, REL 104, REL 105 or REL 106 or department consent.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • REL