Roger S. Gottlieb, professor of philosophy, is the author or editor of twenty books and more than 100 articles on environmentalism, religious studies, contemporary spirituality, political philosophy, ethics, the Holocaust, feminism, and disability. He is internationally known for his work as a leading analyst and exponent of religious environmentalism, for his passionate and moving account of spirituality in an age of environmental crisis, and for his innovative and humane description of the role of religion in a democratic society. He has edited six academic book series, serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals, is contributing editor to Tikkun Magazine, and is a featured web presence on Huffington Post (with repostings on the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Real Clear Religion, and many others).
Gottlieb's writings have appeared in top academic journals such as The Journal of Philosophy, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Conservation Biology and Ethics; in popular publications such as E Magazine online, The Boston Globe, and Orion Afield; and in anthologies celebrating the best of Jewish writing, environmental ethics, religious life, spirituality, the Holocaust, and disability. He is probably the only American intellectual to be reviewed or interviewed in publications as disparate as San Francisco Chronicle, Environmental Ethics, The Boston Globe, Christianity Today, Philosophical Review, Journal of Harvard Divinity School, New Age Journal, Socialism and Democracy, Discover, Chronicle of Higher Education, Sierra Club Magazine, Shambhala Sun, and The American Prospect.
Gottlieb's most recent book, Political and Spiritual: Essays on Religion, Environment, Disability, and Justice brings together for the first time his most powerful essays on spiritual deep ecology, ethical theory, animal rights, the Holocaust, the environmental crisis, and the experience of disability, as well as new essays on the human meaning of technology, facing death, and a fascinating intellectual autobiography.
He is currently working on a novel, The Sacrifice Zone, which focuses on the related current crises of environmental despair and heroin addiction; and on a new book of environmental ethics exploring the social and psychological conditions which make moral action in the present so difficult.
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