Nature and Pagan Spirituality T6270

IMG_1909Pagan spirituality is intertwined with an emerging re-examination of human relationships with the natural environment. This class provides students an opportunity to examine recent thought in eco-theology, environmental ethics, and nature spirituality as resources for reflection on Pagan spirituality, particularly as it concerns relationships with nature. Students will examine key writers, both those who write from a Pagan perspective and those who come from allied perspectives like deep ecology and ecofeminism, and reflect on the concepts developed by those writers. Students will assess the role of nature in their own ministry and that of their particular communities, and will produce critical and constructive writing on nature religion and nature spirituality.

Instructor: Deirdre Rogers

Deirdre Rogers, Ph.D., Dept. of Ministry, Advocacy & Leadership

Deirdre Rogers, Ph.D.,
Dept. of Ministry, Advocacy & Leadership

Class Meetings: Monday 8 PM ET

Required Texts:

De Angeles, L., Van Dooren, T., & Orr, E. R. (2005). Pagan Visions for a Sustainable Future. Llewellyn Worldwide.

Hanh, T. N., Stanley, J., Loy, D., Tucker, M. E., Grim, J., Berry, W., … & Macy, J. (2013). Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth. The Golden Sufi Center.

Prerequisites: none

Fulfills the requirement for a class in Area III and is one of the options available for the new Certificate in Environmental Leadership.

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