Bron Taylor is Professor of Religion and Environmental Ethics at the University of Florida, and a Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany.
His research focuses on the connections between what people construe as “nature” and “religion,” and especially on the emotional and spiritual dimensions of environmental movements. He edited the award-winning Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature and has produced five other books, including Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future, Avatar and Nature Spirituality, and Ecological Resistance Movements.
Taylor has led a variety of scholarly initiatives, including the development of the Environmental Studies program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the graduate program in Religion and Nature at the University of Florida. His also the founder of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, and its affiliated Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, which he edits.
Taylor earned a PhD in Social Ethics from the University of Southern California while working as an ocean lifeguard within the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Animism, Tree-consciousness, and the Religion of Life: Reflections on Richard Powers’ The Overstory
From Minding Nature’s Winter 2019, Volume 12, Number 1 issue.
- Salmon Speak ~ Why Not Earth?
A response to “What does Earth ask of us?”
- Evolution & Kinship Ethics
A response to “What can evolution tell us about morality?”
- Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future
A book by Bron Taylor.
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- Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture
A journal edited by Bron Taylor.
- International Society for the Study of Religion and Nature
Learn about the organization Bron Taylor founded.