Environmental Philosophy in Christianity and Buddhism

Meeting Places for a Dialogue


  • Anders Melin Lund University




Christianity, Buddhism, environmental philosophy, human-nature relationship


Questions concerning the human–nature relationship have received attention both within contemporary Christianity and Buddhism. Since the twentieth century an interesting and fruitful dialogue has been going on between the two religions. This article describes and discusses possible themes for a Buddhist–Christian dialogue on issues of environmental philosophy. The theoretical starting-point is the belief that Christianity and Buddhism are not static and unchanging entities, but open to learning from each other.

Author Biography

Anders Melin, Lund University

Lund University, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 8, SE-223 62 Lund, Sweden


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How to Cite

Melin, A. (2006). Environmental Philosophy in Christianity and Buddhism: Meeting Places for a Dialogue. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 11(3), 357–374. https://doi.org/10.1558/ecot.2006.11.3.357