'Green' Religion Finding New Adherents In Age Of Environmental Concerns

Feb 20, 2014

Credit Bron Taylor

Connecting with a kind of spirituality found in nature is a complicated thing. It’s simultaneously new age and one of society’s oldest ideas. It is woven into the fabric of Eastern philosophy, but almost unheard of in Western religions traditions. It’s at once intensely personal, but finding growing popularity among the public.

University of Florida professor Bron Taylor studies the resurgence of natural spirituality. He spoke about the subject, and his book Dark Green Religion, at the University of Tennessee’s Dungan Memorial Lecture. Taylor spoke with WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth on Wednesday, February 19.