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Publisher's Summary

In this innovative and deeply felt work, Bron Taylor examines the evolution of "green religions" in North America and beyond: spiritual practices that hold nature as sacred and have, in many cases, replaced traditional religions. Tracing a wide range of groups - radical environmental activists, lifestyle-focused bioregionalists, surfers, new-agers involved in "ecopsychology", and groups that hold scientific narratives as sacred - Taylor addresses a central theoretical question: How can environmentally oriented, spiritually motivated individuals and movements be understood as religious when many of them reject religious and supernatural worldviews?
The "dark" of the title further expands this idea by emphasizing the depth of believers' passion and also suggesting a potential shadow side: besides uplifting and inspiring, such religion might mislead, deceive, or in some cases precipitate violence. This book provides a fascinating global tour of the green religious phenomenon, enabling listeners to evaluate its worldwide emergence and to assess its role in a critically important religious revolution.
The book is published by University of California Press.
©2010 The Regents of the University of California (P)2012 Redwood Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"Dark Green Religion is intelligent, well-written, and very much worth reading." (Worldviews)
"A fascinating analysis of our emotional and spiritual relationship to nature. Taylor takes us through our spiritual relationship with our planet, its ecosystems and evolution, in an enlightened and completely undogmatic manner." (Dr. Claude Martin, former director general, World Wildlife Fund)
"This important book provides insight into how a profound sense of relation to nature offers many in the modern world a vehicle for attaining a spiritual wholeness akin to what has been historically associated with established religion." (Stephen Kellert, Yale University)
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5 out of 5 stars
By erobbins33 on 10-08-15

A smart, well-researched discussion

extremely interesting, this philosophical discussion of the nature of Earth worship was well researched. Many different sources were quoted in trying to point out the various types of "fanatics". From ecoterrorists to nature lovers, all types of people were described, along with their dogmas. the narrator has a great voice, which is well-suited to this book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Terri on 06-21-15

Interesting & informative....

I received this audio book as a gift for the purpose of me listening to it an writing a honest and unbiased review.

This subject is both interesting &and informative. This author discusses many different forms of religion , both past and present, many of which I never even knew existed. Religions such as Green Religion and Dark Green Religion and so on. How nature relates with these religions and who has done these religions past and present. Also how these religions fit in with past, present and future of our planet and what these religions do for our planet.

The author, Bron Taylor does a good job of explaining things. He ventures into many different areas, all of which are new to me. I am not a religious person, yet I found it fascinating that there are so many religions out there. The narrator, Jack Chekijian, does a really good job delivering all this information. He reminds me of the narration on the Discovery Channel. I finished this book yesterday, but just now getting around to writing my review.

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