Spiritual Ecology

One Anthropologist’s Reflections


  • Leslie E. Sponsel Universityof Hawai'i




Spiritual Ecology


Spiritual ecology is described as a preferable and thought-provoking designation for the study of religion and nature. Some of its main past contributions and limitations within cultural anthropology are outlined. Several key needs for future teaching, research, and publication are identified. Selected citations place the subject in broader perspective and provide a convenient entry for those wishing to pursue this exciting and promising new multidisciplinary arena of scientific and scholarly research, instruction, and practical action.

Author Biography

Leslie E. Sponsel, Universityof Hawai'i

University of Hawai'i


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How to Cite

Sponsel, L. E. (2008). Spiritual Ecology: One Anthropologist’s Reflections. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 1(3), 340–350. https://doi.org/10.1558/jsrnc.v1i3.340

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