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REL 132: Religion & Ecology

Welcome to the library course page for REL 132: Religion & Ecology.  You'll find information on books in our collection as well as resources related to denominations and world relgions in their views of ecology, using the tabs above. 

This guide is a starting point; don't hesitate to ask a librarian for further assistance finding sources.

Search Terms

Pay special attention to the various ways people talk about religion and the environment.  For example, are we talking about climate change, ecology, environmentalism, etc.?  While there's no one right search term, different search terms will yield different results.  For example, in the library catalog, the preferred term is "ecology."  If you don't use this term, you might overlook many good resources.  Yet what works in one database won't work in another.  Above all, use a variety of search terms. 

Below are some tips for various search terms to use - note that these are just a place to start.  Depending on your topic, you might find other useful terms in addition to these.

For various religions:

  • Use the name of the specific religion
  • "world religion"
  • "faith tradition"

For environmental aspects:

  • ecology
  • "climate change"
  • environment
  • environmentalism

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