Reflections on Earth's Insights from an East Asianist
Author: Tucker, Mary Evelyn
Source: Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, Volume 1, Number 1, 1997 , pp. 151-161(11)
Abstract:Callicott's Earth's Insights is a remarkable survey of resources from the world's religions for formulating a global ethics. He mentions, in particular, the rich symbolic and conceptual resources available from East Asia. This paper supports such an assertion and develops more fully the teachings of Japanese Shingon Buddhism which helped to foster a deep identity with the natural world by means of ritual. Moreover, the paper suggests that the literary and artistic resources of Japanese culture are also important sources for further exploration.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1997-01-01