Catherine L. Albanese, Nature Religion in America: From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age (University of Chicago Press, 1990).

Catherine L. Albanese, Reconsidering Nature Religion (Trinity Press International, 2002).

General Works


David Kinsley, Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Prentice Hall, 1994).

Martin Palmer and Victoria Finlay, Faith in Conservation: New Approaches to Religions and the Environment (World Bank Publications, 2003).

John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker, Ecology and Religion (Island Press, 2014).


Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim (eds.), Worldviews and Ecology: Religion, Philosophy, and the Environment (Orbis Books, 1994).

Helaine Selin (ed.), Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003).

Whitney A. Bauman and others (eds.), Grounding Religion: A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology (Routledge, 2011).

Whitney A. Bauman and others (eds.), Inherited Land: The Changing Grounds of Religion and Ecology (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2011).

Donald K. Swearer and Susan Lloyd McGarry (eds.), Ecologies of Human Flourishing (Harvard University Press, 2011).


Roger S. Gottlieb (ed.), This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment, (Routledge, 1996; 2nd ed., 2004).

Richard C. Foltz (ed.), Worldviews, Religion, and the Environment: A Global Anthology (Wadsworth, 2003).

Richard Bohannon (ed.), Religions and Environments: A Reader in Religion, Nature, and Ecology (Bloomsbury, 2014).


Bron R. Taylor (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, 2 volumes (Thoemmes Continuum, 2005).

Roger S. Gottlieb (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology (Oxford University Press, 2006).


Orion: Nature, Culture, Place (Orion Society, 1982- ).

Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion (Brill Academic Publishers, 1997- ).

Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (Equinox Publishing, 2007- ).

Specific Traditions


David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Pantheon Books, 1996).

Graham Harvey, Animism: Respecting the Living World (Columbia University Press, 2006).

David Skrbina, Panpsychism in the West (Bradford Books, 2007).

David Abram, Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology (Pantheon Books, 2010).

Matthew Hall, Plants as Persons: A Philosophical Botany (State University of New York Press, 2011).

Emma Restall Orr, The Wakeful World: Animism, Mind and the Self in Nature (Moon Books, 2012).

Graham Harvey (ed.), The Handbook of Contemporary Animism (Acumen Publishing, 2013).

Deep Ecology

Michael Tobias (ed.), Deep Ecology (Avant Books, 1984).

Bill Devall and George Sessions, Deep Ecology: Living as if Nature Mattered (Gibbs Smith, 1985).

Arne Naess, Ecology, Community, and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy (Cambridge University Press, 1989).

Delores LaChappelle, Sacred Land, Sacred Sex: Rapture of the Deep: Concerning Deep Ecology and Celebrating Life (Kivaki Press, 1992).

George Sessions (ed.), Deep Ecology for the 21st Century (Shambhala Publications, 1995).

David Landis Barnhill and Roger S. Gottlieb (eds.), Deep Ecology and World Religions: New Essays on Sacred Ground (State University of New York Press, 2001).

Alan Drengson and Yuichi Inoue (eds.), The Deep Ecology Movement: An Introductory Anthology (North Atlantic Books, 2005).


Mary Daly, Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism (Beacon Press, 1978).

Irene Diamond and Gloria Feman Orenstein (eds.), Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism (Sierra Club Books, 1990).

Carol J. Adams (ed.), Ecofeminism and the Sacred (Continuum, 1993).

Mary Heather MacKinnon and Moni McIntyre (eds.), Readings in Ecology and Feminist Theology (Sheed and Ward, 1995).

Rosemary Radford Ruether (ed.), Women Healing Earth: Third World Women on Ecology, Feminism, and Religion (Orbis Books, 1996).

Karen Warren (ed.), Ecofeminism: Women, Culture, Nature (Indiana University Press, 1997).

Mary Mellor, Feminism and Ecology: An Introduction (NYU Press, 1998).

Environmental Spirituality

Jim Nollman, Spiritual Ecology: A Guide to Reconnecting with Nature (Bantam, 1990).

Thomas R. Dunlap, Faith in Nature: Environmentalism as Religious Quest (University of Washington Press, 2004).

John Gatta, Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Rebecca Kneale Gould, At Home in Nature: Modern Homesteading and Spiritual Practice in America (University of California Press, 2005).

Bron Taylor, Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future (University of California Press, 2009).

Susan Power Bratton, The Spirit of the Appalachian Trail: Community, Environment, and Belief (University of Tennessee Press, 2012).

Leslie E. Sponsel, Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution (Praeger, 2012).

Gaia Hypothesis

James Lovelock, Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth (Oxford University Press, 1979).

Lynn Margulis and Dorian Sagan, Slanted Truths: Essays on Gaia, Symbiosis, and Evolution (Copernicus, 1997).

Jon Turney, Lovelock and Gaia: Signs of Life (Columbia University Press, 2003).

Stephan Harding, Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2006).

Mary Midgley (ed.), Earthy Realism: The Meaning of Gaia (Imprint Academic, 2007).

John Gribben and Mary Gribben, James Lovelock: In Search of Gaia (Princeton University Press, 2009).

James Lovelock, The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning (Basic Books, 2010).


Margot Adler, Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers and Other Pagans in America (Viking Press, 1979).

Graham Harvey, Contemporary Paganism: Listening People, Speaking Earth (NYU Press, 2000 [1997]).

Joanne Pearson and others (eds.), Nature Religion Today: Paganism in the Modern World (Edinburgh University Press, 1998).

Joyce and River Higgenbotham, Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions (Llewellyn Publications, 2002).

Sarah M. Pike, New Age and Neopagan Religions in America (Columbia University Press, 2004).

Michael York, Pagan Theology: Paganism as a World Religion (NYU Press, 2005).

Owen Davies, Paganism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Religious Naturalism

David Suzuki and Amanda McConnell, The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature (Greystone Books, 1997).

Ursula Goodenough, The Sacred Depths of Nature (Oxford University Press, 1998).

Donald A. Crosby, A Religion of Nature (State University of New York Press, 2002).

Jerome A. Stone, Religious Naturalism Today: The Rebirth of a Forgotten Alternative (State University of New York Press, 2008).

Michael S. Hogue, The Promise of Religious Naturalism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010).

Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, Journey of the Universe (Yale University Press, 2011).

Loyal Rue, Nature Is Enough: Religious Naturalism and the Meaning of Life (State University of New York Press, 2011).