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RELS-235* Religion and Environment: Or how I learned to stop worrying about my lectures and love my students
This paper reflects on my experience of teaching a 200-level interdisciplinary course on “Religion and the Environment” which fulfilled requirements for students in religious studies and environmental studies. The course ...
Ecology, Aesthetics and Daoist Body Cultivation
he Daoist religious tradition offers a wide repertoire of body cultivation practices that focus on generating a phenomenological sensitivity to the inner body and its location within the world. These practices can be ...
Chinese Cultural Factors Favouring Biotechnology Research
This paper summarizes recent European research on social and cultural perceptions of biotechnology research, with a focus on transgenic mice. Secondly it attempts to consider some of the same questions from a Chinese ...
Monitory Democracy and Ecological Civilization in the People’s Republic of China
In what sense can religious values and institutions in China be seen as elements of civil society that have the function of challenging and monitoring the interests, values and actions of the state? To answer this question, ...
The Economy of Cosmic Power: A Vision for a Daoist Theology of Religion
A comparison of Daoist and Christian religious ideas using Robert Cummings Neville's theory of religious ideas.
Is Green the New Red? The Role of Religion in Creating a Sustainable China
The Chinese Daoist Assocation has embarked upon an ambitious agenda to promote Daoism as China’s “green religion.” This new construction of “green Daoism” differs, however, from both traditional Chinese and modern Western ...
Truth in Chinese Religion
Seminar paper presented to the Cross-Cultural Comparative Religious Ideas Project, Boston University, November 18, 1997
Liminal animals: exotic, endangered and transgenic creatures
Notes for a talk given at a workshop on imagining the non-human other in Asian and continental philosophies, University of Alberta, 2010.
The Symbolic and Environmental Value of Water in Daoism
A presentation given at the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, May 2004
“Make It So!” The Persistence of Religion
A (somewhat) humourous talk give at Queen’s School of Religion, March 2012.