CRE Papers, Books, and Presentations

CRE Books, Papers, and Presentations

Two articles by CRE personnel appear in the May edition of Mountain Vision, the newsletter of Christians for the Mountains: "Nature and the Voice of God" by Robin Gottfried and "Braiding Sweetgrass and Opening the Book of Nature" by Mary Foster.

Chapters by CRE Faculty and Students will appear in two forthcoming books: Melissa Brotton, ed. Ecotheology in the Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Divine and Nature; Melissa Brotton, ed. Ecotheology and Nonhuman Ethics in Society: A Community of Compassion (both forthcoming from Lexington Books).

CRE and the School of Theology appear in the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development's Eco-Seminaries Project.

Robin Gottfried's Huffington Post Articles.

Andrew Thompson, 2015. Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal. 

Robin Gottfried, March 2013. “Beauty By Design.”  A background paper in the Sewanee Theological Review that provides the basis for CRE’s Beauty by Design retreat and workshops. It develops the concept of “Beauty,” something which calls out to you from within something else, Beauty’s significance for society and the church, and its relationship to ecological design.

Robert R. Gottfried, 1995. Economics, Ecology, and the Roots of Western Faith: Perspectives from the Garden. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Robin Gottfried’s book on the intersection between economics, ecology, and Christianity, can be ordered from Amazon or from Rowman & Littlefield, the publisher.

Robin Gottfried, March 2014. “Conservation as a Ministry.” (Link will be available when published in STR.) A short essay from a relational perspective as to why faith-based conservation is a ministry. Forthcoming in the Sewanee Theological Review.

“God’s Gift of a Beautiful and Bountiful Land.” June 3-7, 2009, the Director met with a small group of colleagues from various parts of the country to use contemplative methods to explore the spiritual values of the Cherokee National Forest. The statement and a video (in two parts, here and here) they helped produce has been used to promote the declaration of certain areas of the Forest as wilderness.