More on Environmental Religion

I’ve posted a time or two about how environmentalism behaves like a religion in many ways. Here, for example, I discuss the religious language used in connection with national parks, and here I post about predictions for a “new god” tied to environmentalism.

This week’s episode of Research on Religion features an interview with Robert Nelson, the author of The New Holy Wars, which I wrote about in this post. Nelson rambles a bit, but he makes several great points about secular religion and the policy implications of the State’s favoring of such religions (which is definitely happening right now). Give it a listen, and come back tomorrow for more economics.

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I am an Associate Professor and head of the Department of Humanities at Faulkner University. I am also Associate Editor of the Journal of Faith and the Academy.
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One Response to More on Environmental Religion

  1. mercadeo says:

    We live in a secularized world of nation states in which traditional religion, especially Christianity, is unwelcome. Rooted in the “Enlightenment,” this view supports a secularized and authoritarian public square enforced by government and that progress requires forcing religion ever backward into remote corners of society. In short, America has become a secular theocracy with a civic religion of national politics (nationalism) occupying the public realm in which government has replaced God.

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