“The body is the cup in which to drink the world.”
George Handley‘s Home Waters is a deeply moving account of his personal relationships with God, family, and the environment. The BYU comparative literature professor’s book is a well-crafted combination of nature writing and personal memoir. In this episode of the Maxwell Institute Podcast, Handley describes his views on how Mormon theology of embodiment intimately binds humans to the earth. Mormon theology and environmental concerns is our topic. We also touch specifically on climate change, a topic about which Handley also blogged today.
LDS Earth Stewardship: http://ldsearthstewardship.org/.
Utah Interfaith Power and Light: http://www.utahipl.org/.
George Handley’s “Home Waters” blog: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/homewaters/.
Handley’s blog post on Mormons and climate change.
Handley being interviewed on The Mormon Book Review.
As discussed in this episode, Elder Marcus B. Nash of the First Quorum of the Seventy recently participated in a panel discussion at the University of Utah called “Ecological Protection, Environmental Degradation—Perspectives of Faith.” The interfaith panel was part of the annual Wallace Stegner Center symposium at the U. The symposium’s theme was “Religion, Faith, and the Environment.” A full video of Elder Nash’s remarks is available here.
*Update, 11/7/2013: from the Church’s Newsroom, “Environmental Stewardship and Conservation.”
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