Implicit Religion, Vol 13, No 2 (2010)

New Environmental Movements and Implicit Religion: What faith might learn from the growth of Transition Initiatives

John Reader
Issued Date: 10 Dec 2010


The paper revisits an earlier article which drew parallels between New Social Movements and developing contextual theologies. It argues that a contemporary form of this debate is to be found in an examination of links between the Transition Initiatives Movement and Implicit Religion. It then employs three frameworks, the first two of which come from within the academic study of Implicit Religion, those of Professor Edward Bailey and Dr Karen Lord, and then a third framework developed by the author, to determine the extent to which the Transition movement can be identified with the motivations to be found within a religious setting. It concludes that there are indeed common themes at work, as well as areas where faith can learn from the ideas and practices of this environmental discussion, but also significant differences that are to be acknowledged as those of faith engage with the Transition movement.

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DOI: 10.1558/imre.v13i2.129


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