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Now that we have entered the Anthropocene, the geological age in which humans have altered the natural world to such an extent that nature and culture can no longer be separated, the modern dichotomies of mind versus body and culture versus nature have become implausible and need to be replaced. In Grounding God, Arianne Conty argues that it is in the field of religion where we can find a new ontology better suited for the Anthropocene. Conty calls this new religious ontology the grounding of the sacred, in that it seeks to deconstruct the binaries of modernity and provide in their place a revalorization of the immanent earth and the more-than-human beings that inhabit it. Such a grounding of the sacred is a potent means to overcome the exploitation and desecration of the earth and its nonhuman beings and, to provide in its stead, an inclusive cosmopolitics that extends mind into matter and culture into nature. Tracing such a grounding in the Christian, Buddhist, neopagan, and animist traditions, Conty seeks to elaborate an interdisciplinary ecosophy, one that uses philosophy, anthropology, and religious studies to provide new values for the present age.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Halftitle
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  1. Fm01
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  1. Title
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction: One Earth, Many Worlds
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  1. Chapter 1 The Ends of the Anthropocene: Eschatology in Uncertain Times
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  1. Part I. Religious Responses to the Anthropocene
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  1. Chapter 2 Christian Responses to the Anthropocene
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  1. Chapter 3 A Buddhist Response to the Anthropocene: Fudo
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  1. Chapter 4 Neopaganism and the Grounding of the Sacred
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  1. Chapter 5 Animism in the Anthropocene
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  1. Part II. Philosophical Responses to the Anthropocene
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  1. Chapter 6 Panpsychism: A Metaphysics for the Anthropocene Age
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  1. Chapter 7 Ecosophy: New Values for the Anthropocene Age
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  1. Notes
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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