Bron Taylor

Bron Taylor is Professor of Religion, Nature, and Environmental Ethics at the University of Florida. He is also a Carson Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center (at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munchen), and an Affiliated Scholar with the Center for Environment and Development at Oslo University. He is one of the world’s leading scholars of religion and nature, and is the author of several important publications on the topic:  Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future (2009), the two volume Encyclopaedia of Religion and Nature (2005), and most recently the edited collection Avatar and Nature Spirituality (2013).  He also founded the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, & Culture, which publishes a quarterly journal and invites anybody interested in these issues to join the conversation.

Contributions by Bron Taylor

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Bruno Latour, Gaian Animisms and the Question of the Anthropocene

Scholar of religion and nature Bron Taylor responds to Bruno Latour's 2013 Gifford Lectures, discussing the concept of the Anthropocence and contemporary spiritual-religious responses to the new epoch of climate change. The question about climate change has emerged as one of the defining debates of contemporary social and political discourse.

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Religion After Darwin

Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species was published in 1859, and had an immediate and dramatic effect on religious narratives. Traditional religions were forced to adopt an evolutionary worldview, or to go on the offensive; whereas New Religious Movements like Wicca or New Age adopted an environmental concern as a central part of their belief. And possibly, ...

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