Resource Guide

Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution


  • Bratton, Susan Power, 2021, Religion and the Environment: An Introduction, New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Gottlieb, Roger S., 2006, A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet’s Future, New York, NY: Oxford University Press,,
  • Grim, John, and Mary Evelyn Tucker, 2014, Ecology and Religion, Washington, D.C.: Island Press.,,
  • Kaza, Stephanie, 2008, Mindfully Green: A Personal and Spiritual Guide to Whole Earth Thinking, Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Kinsley, David, 1995, Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc.
  • Sponsel, Leslie E., 2012, Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution, Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger,
  • Taylor, Bron, 2010, Dark Green Religion: Nature, Spirituality and the Planetary Future, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press,,,,


  • Bauman, Whitney A., Richard R, Bohannon II, and Kevin J. O`Brien, eds., 2011, Grounding Religion: A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology, New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Bauman, Whitney A., Richard R, Bohannon II, and Kevin J. O`Brien, eds., 2011, Inherited Land: The Changing Grounds of Religion and Ecology, Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications.
  • Bohannon, Richard, ed., 2014, Religions and Environments: A Reader in Religion, Nature and Ecology, New York, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • Tucker, Mary Evelyn, and John A. Grim, eds., 1993, Worldviews and Ecology, Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press.
  • Vaughan-Lee, Llewellyn, ed., 2013, Spiritual Ecology: The Cry from the Earth, Point Reyes, CA: The Golden Sufi Center.

Reference Works

  • Crosby, Donald A., and Jerome A. Stone, eds., 2018, The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism, New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Gottlieb, Roger S., ed., 2006, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology, New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Hart, John, ed., 2017, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Jenkins, Willis, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, eds., 2016, Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology, New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Jenkins, Willis, and Whitney Bauman, eds., 2010, Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Volume 1: The Spirit of Sustainability, Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group LLC.
  • Taylor, Bron, Editor-in-Chief, 2005, Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, New York, NY: Continuum, Volumes 1-2,

Series (Religion and Ecology with Harvard University Press)

  • Chapple, Christopher Key, ed., 2002, Jainism and Ecology: Nonviolence in the Web of Life.
  • Chapple, Christopher Key, and Mary Evelyn Tucker, eds., 2000, Hinduism and Ecology: The Intersection of Earth, Sky, and Water.
  • Foltz, Richard, Frederick Denny, and Azizan Baharuddin, eds., 2003, Islam and Ecology.
  • Girardot, N.J., James Miller, and Liu Xiaogan, eds., 2001, Daoism and Ecology: Ways Within a Cosmic Landscape.
  • Grim, John A., ed., 2001, Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: The Interbeing of Cosmology and Community.
  • Hessel, Dieter T., and Rosemary Radford Ruether, eds., 2000, Christianity and Ecology: Seeking the Well-Being of Earth and Humans.
  • Tirosh-Samuelson, Hava, ed., 2002, Judaism and Ecology: Created World and Revealed Word.
  • Tucker, Mary Evelyn, and Duncan Ryuken Williams, eds., 1997, Buddhism and Ecology: The Interconnection of Dharma and Deeds.
  • Tucker, Mary Evelyn, and John Berthrong, eds., 1998, Confucianism and Ecology: The Interrelation of Heaven, Earth, and Human.
  • [Also see Orbis Books for the series on Ecology and Justice -].


  • Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture
  • World Views: Global Religion, Culture, and Ecology

Websites (include course syllabi)

  • Forum on Religion and Ecology (FORE) (Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Yale University) [monthly eNewsletter subscription available too]
  • Religion and Nature (Bron Taylor, University of Florida):,,
  • Spiritual Ecology (Leslie E. Sponsel, University of Hawai`i)

Literature Reviews

  • Bratton, Susan Power, 2008, “Ecology and Religion,” in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science, Philip Clayton and Zachary Simpson, eds., New York, NY: Oxford University Press, pp. 207-225.
  • Grim, John, 2022, “Indigenous Traditions and Ecology Bibliography,” Forum on Religion and Ecology – Yale University, also, annotated version available,
  • Grim, John, Russell Powell, Matthew T. Riley, Tara C. Trapani, Mary Evelyn Tucker, eds. 2013, “Oxford Bibliographies Online: Religion and Ecology,” New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Jenkins, Willis, and Christopher Key Chapple, 2011, “Religion and Environment,” Annual Review of Environment and Resources 36:441-463.
  • Sponsel, Leslie E., 2010, “Religion and Environment: Exploring Spiritual Ecology,” in Religion and Society: Advances in Research, Simon Coleman and Ramon Sarro, eds., New York, NY: Berghahn Books 1:131-145.
  • Sponsel, Leslie E., 2011, “The Religion and Environment Interface: Spiritual Ecology in Ecological Anthropology,” in Environmental Anthropology Today, Helen Kopnina, and Elleanore Shoreman, eds., New York, NY: Routledge, pp. 37-55.
  • Sponsel, Leslie E., 2014 (April), “Feature Article – Spiritual Ecology: Is it the Ultimate Solution for the Environmental Crisis,” Choice 51(8):1339-1342, 1344-1348.

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