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Writings based in ecofeminism, which posits that the systems that oppress women also oppress the environment

Author: Mies, Maria, and Vandana Shiva. These two internationally respected feminists offer poignant analyses of global economics and ecology. In particular, they unmask exploitative systems that disproportionately impact women and children in non-industrialized settings. An excellent resource for assessing the current cultural and theological context in which we live.
Gaia and God
Author: Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Ruether presents a sweeping ecofeminist theology that illuminates a path toward "earth-healing"--a whole relationship between men and women, communities and nations.
Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation
Author: Gebara, Ivone. "Longing for Running Water" shows how the connections between Western thought, patriarchal Christianity, and environmental destruction necessitate personal conversion to ‘a new relationship with the earth and with the entire cosmos.’
Of God and Pelicans: A Theology of Reverence for Life
Author: Jay B. McDaniel. This is not a book merely about pelicans and God. It is a book about all living things on earth, both inanimate and animate: trees, rivers, animals, and people - the hungry, the lost, the forgotten, and the victimized.
Sacred Longings: Ecofeminist Theology and Globalization
Author: Mary C. Grey Focusing on such simple yet profound symbols as water, light, and sacred space, noted theologian, Mary Grey, tries to re-instill a spiritual quest -- a kind of eco-mystical renewal -- as an element in the transformation of desire, lived out in Christian community.
Sisters of Dust, Sisters of Spirit: Womanist Wordings on God and Creation.
Author: Baker-Fletcher, Karen. Evinces a strong sense of God in nature. Discusses environmental racism and a constructive religious vision. Also discusses how migration and urbanization have affected black people and their tie to land.
The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology and the Scientific Revolution
Author: Merchant, Carolyn. Merchant traces the development of attitudes toward women and nature in Western philosophical and religious traditions. A germinal eco-feminist work.
Women Healing Earth; Third World Women on Ecology, Feminism, and Religion
Author: Rosemary Radford Ruether, editor. In Women Healing Earth, noted theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether brings together illuminating writings of fourteen Latin American, Asian, and African women on the meaning of eco-theological issues in their own contexts - and the implications they have for women in teh first world.
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