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Human environmental destruction has been accelerating. The coming forth of ecology is not only the result of the development of human intellectual capacity but also due to the human terror of feeling powerless for the close-up: a world without humankind. Ecology has not been escaped from the obsession of antheism when the very etymology of this discipline in addition to the "Oecologie" (Ökologie) term also has the "Chorologie" term related to a classic reference that belongs to Christianity. The modernity of antheism accompanied by the awareness of the limited capacity of science has been inevitably leading to the formation of the ecological-religious paradigm. The focus of ecology-religion is to expand the scientific credence combined with spiritual life experiments and biblical interpretation of religions, aiming to acknowledge that human existence is the inheritance from living resources including the inorganic nature by the respect for religious beliefs. The ecological-religious ethics are not the starting point but the last destination of the process from the ecological science to ecological legislation and to ecological-religious ethics. Today, the ecological-religious ethics have become a legal command. In the implement course, the ecological-religious ethics have posed challenges to religious worldviews and traditions. This course requires the outlook on the cultural diversity based on the universality of nature as well as discovering the common ground between Anthropocentrism and Ecocentrism, following the instructions of retrieving, reevaluating, and reconstructing religious traditions in light of the growing environmental crisis.



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Issue: Vol 6 No 1 (2022)
Page No.: 1507-1518
Published: Apr 30, 2022
Section: Article - Arts & Humanities
DOI: https://doi.org/10.32508/stdjssh.v6i1.724

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Dong, T. (2022). Religious Ecology: The environment is the spiritual realm. Science & Technology Development Journal - Social Sciences & Humanities, 6(1), 1507-1518. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.32508/stdjssh.v6i1.724

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