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Invitation to start this article
I think that it could be a interesting project to write about what Ecotheology are and follow he development in time.
Will put some more starting information here from my Comparative Religions studies at Uppsala University (I am writing a paper on EcoTheology that are recognized in litteratur) and other resources that I will find.
I am surprised to see that this article on ecotheology may not meet Wikipedia's notability guidelines. I am a grad student in religion and society and ecotheology is a timely theological concept. Ecotheology is evidenced in ecofeminist theology, process theology, and constructive theology. In addition, there are fairly widespread movements linking theology (of various religions) with environmental movements. See Harvard's Forum on religion and ecology, for example (http://environment.harvard.edu/religion/main.html).
This article obviously needs a great deal more information and work. But I think encouragement to get knowledgeable folks in the field to contribute to the article is far preferable to deleting it. Is it possible that the people who have nominated this article for deletion are not familiar with contemporary theological discourse? In any case, I hope that some experienced individuals will contribute. I have some thoughts of what to add but want to process them a bit first. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Aes321 (talk • contribs) 29 October 2006.
- I did a small amount of digging and found Ecotheology: The Journal of Religion, Nature and the Environment, an academic journal with 23 issues, published since 1996. I think the exisitance of tthis journal is enough to establish Ecotheology as an established academic discipline. --Salix alba (talk) 11:30, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
Well, the reason this article is put for deletion is that Calton who have been stalking me for a while now and is a fanatic deletionist found out that I wrote it and the method is the same as before, put up and mark for deletion without comments or contribution, let some deletionfriends later vote and then its gone... I really hope that some wise people will set a stop at this nonsens behaveore, I have had ehough of this and hope that the original spririt of Wikipedia will survive. --Swedenborg 03:25, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Ecotheology is an accepted term
I strongly suggest that the headline is keept. Just check out the web, ecotheology is a well known and accepted term. Religion and economy can be a link or further reading.--Swedenborg 10:48, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
I agree that the article title is an accepted term and represents a coherent and notable topic. This topic is different than Religion and ecology, which may cover may aspects of religion other than theology. For instance, it may cover religious ethics, prayer, holy sites, and religious law. HG | Talk 17:30, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
In Jewish Thought?
The intro has an open sentence "In Jewish thought---". Would someone like to close it?
Environment and Society: Student Contribution
I have read through the article and implemented small grammatical changes while inserting citations where I was able to find them. I also rearranged the order of some of the subtitles in the article in order to promote a greater level of chronology. I believe this will help make the article more comprehensive on the whole.
I expanded on some of the ideas touched upon already, although I was careful not to include too much on Christianity specifically in order to maintain neutrality as much as possible. However, because of the prominence of Christianity in this particular field of study and its significance in relation to the development of ecotheology as a whole, I did feel that it was necessary to insert some historical mention of Christianity and its associated controversy within this field. Along the same lines, I felt the need to list Traditional Ecological Knowledge as a related topic, as it struck me as essentially the indigenous equivalent of Christian ecotheology.
Many of the resources I located for information on ecotheology referred to the subject as it related to Christianity. As such, I attempted to weed out as much objective information as I could without losing context. I am unsure of how to go about maintaining the neutrality of this article if I were to include more historical information specifically.
I would be eager to receive feedback on whether or not this information would compromise the objective nature of the article - I am unsure myself, as there is much less information on ecotheology as it relates to other religions than there is in relation to Christianity.