SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

SORTED BY SUBJECT

(also available chronologically)

Affirmative Action

See especially the chapters in Affirmative Action at Work, which are available for free in the University of Pittsburgh Press’ digital library.

“Affirmative Action” (Part I, pp. 15-17), eds. Robert Ferrell and Joan Hoff (Lakeville, Connecticut: Scribner’s American Reference Publishing Company, 1996).
“Battleground for Competing Values: Affirmative Action at work,” in Viewpoints 1993: The Journal of the Wisconsin Institute for the Study of War, Peace, and Global Cooperation, 64-72.

Animism

See especially the book in Dark Green ReligionEarlier analysis appeared in many articles going back to 1991, including:

Kinship through the Senses, Arts, and Sciences, Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, vol 1. Planet, eds. Gavin Van Horn, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and John Hausdoerffer (Libertyville, Illinois: Center for Humans and Nature Press, 2021), 30-47..

Apocalypticism (environmental)

Apocalypse Then, Now—and Future?, Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities 1(1):72-84, 2020.
“Environmental Millennialism” (with Robin Globus), in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism. Ed. Catherine Wessinger (Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 2011), 628-64.
Environmentalism (pp. 140-44) and Earth First! (pp. 130-133); in Encyclopedia of Millennial Movements. Ed. Richard Landes (New York & London: Routledge, 2000).
Green Apocalypticism: Understanding Disaster in the Radical Environmental Worldview,” Society and Natural Resources 12(4): 377-386, June 1999.

Avatar (the motion picture and its cultural reception)

Prologue: Avatar as Rorschach, Introduction: The Religion and Politics of Avatar, and Epilogue: Truth and Fiction in Avatar’s Cosmogony and Nature Religion in Avatar and Nature Spirituality, ed. B. Taylor  (Waterloo, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013), 3-11, 13-22, 301-36

Bioregionalism

Bioregionalism: An Ethics of Loyalty to Place,” Landscape Journal 19(1&2): 50-72, 2000.

Civil Earth (Terrapolitan) Earth Religion

"Civil Earth Religion versus Religious Nationalism ," The Immanent Frame (blog of the Social Science Research Council), 30 July 2010.
For an extended argument and more evidence, see the concluding chapters of Dark Green Religion

Dark Green Religion

See especially the chapters in Dark Green Religion.
Kinship through the Senses, Arts, and Sciences, Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, vol 1. Planet, eds. Gavin Van Horn, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and John Hausdoerffer (Libertyville, Illinois: Center for Humans and Nature Press, 2021), 30-47.
Dark Green Religion: A decade later,” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 14(4): 496-510, 2020. DOI 10.1558/jsrnc.34630.
Prologue: Avatar as Rorschach”; “Introduction: The Religion and Politics of Avatar”;  “Epilogue: Truth and Fiction in Avatar’s Cosmogony and Nature Religion in Avatar and Nature Spirituality, in B. Taylor  (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013), 3-11, 13-22, 301-36.
“Environmental Millennialism” (with Robin Globus), in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism. Ed. Catherine Wessinger (Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 2011), 628-64.
“Interview With Bron Taylor” (written responses to editor and other respondents) in a "Special Edition on Dark Green Religion" Sacred Tribes Journal 6(1): 1-73; Taylor’s response, 5-21, 2011.
“From the Ground Up: Dark Green Religion and the Environmental Future,” in Ecology and the Environment: Perspectives from the Humanities. Ed. Donald Swearer (Cambridge: Center for the Study of World Religions/Harvard University Press, 2008), 89-107.

Deep Ecology

Wilderness, Spirituality and Biodiversity in North America: tracing an environmental history from Occidental roots to Earth Day,” in Wilderness in Mythology and Religion: Approaching Religious Spatialities, Cosmologies, and Ideas of Wild Nature, ed. Laura Feldt, Religion and Society series, eds. Kocku von Stuckrad and Gustavo Benavides (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012), 293-324.
Entries: “Deep Ecology (with Michael Zimmerman), Deep Ecology – Institute for,” John Seed,” Snyder, Gary – and the Invention of Bioregional Spirituality and Politics,” in The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, ed., Bron Taylor, London & NY: Continuum 2005).
Deep Ecology and its Social Philosophy: A Critique,” in Beneath the Surface: Critical Essays on Deep Ecology. Eds. E. Katz. A. Light, D. Rothenberg (Boston: MIT Press, 2000), 269-299.

Earth First! & the Earth Liberation Front

Wilderness, Spirituality and Biodiversity in North America: tracing an environmental history from Occidental roots to Earth Day,” in Wilderness in Mythology and Religion: Approaching Religious Spatialities, Cosmologies, and Ideas of Wild Nature, ed. Laura Feldt (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012), 293-324.
The Tributaries of Radical Environmentalism,” Journal for the Study of Radicalism, 2(1): 27-61, 2008.
Earth First! (pp. 2561-66); in The Encyclopedia of Religion (Editor-in-Chief, Lindsay Jones, Second Edition, MacMillan, 2005).
Diggers, Wolves, Ents, Elves and Expanding Universes: Bricolage, Religion, and Violence from Earth First! and the Earth Liberation Front to the Anti-Globalization Resistance,” in The Cultic Milieu Oppositional Subcultures in an Age of Globalization.  Eds. Jeffrey Kaplan and Heléne Lööw (Altimura, 2002), 26-74.
Earth First! Fights Back: Contextual Reflections on Resistance and Democracy,” Terra Nova: Nature & Culture 2(2): 29-43, Spring 1997.
“Earth First!: from Primal Spirituality to Ecological Resistance,” in This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment. Ed. Roger Gottlieb (Routledge, 1996), 545-557.
Ecological Resistance Movements; Not Always Deep but if Deep, Religious: Reply to Devall,” The Trumpeter 13(2): 98-103, Spring 1996.
Resacralizing Earth: Environmental Paganism and the Restoration of Turtle Island,” in American Sacred Space. Eds. D. Chidester and E.T. Linenthal (Indiana University Press, Religion in America Series, 1995), 97-151.
Earth First!’s Religious Radicalism,” in Ecological Prospects: Scientific, Religious, and Aesthetic Perspectives. Ed. C. Chapple (State University of New York Press, 1994), 185-209. (This is an expanded version of the article published in The Ecologist.)
“Grassroots Resistance: the Emergence of Popular-Environmental Movements in Less Affluent Countries” (editor and lead author, with contributions from H. Hadsell, L. Lorentzen, and R. Scarce), in Environmental Politics in the International Arena. Ed. S. Kamieniecki. (State University of New York Press, 1993), 69-89.
The Religion and Politics of Earth First!,” The Ecologist 21(6): 258-266, November/December, 1991.

‘Ecoterrorism’ and environment-related violence

Encyclopedia entry: “Ecotage and Ecoterrorism” (286-91) (with Todd Levasseur) in the Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, eds. J. Baird Callicott and Robert Frodeman, Detroit, Macmillan Reference, 2008).
Revisiting Ecoterrorism,” in Religionen im Konflikt, eds. Vasilios N. Makrides and Jörg Rüpke  (Münster: Aschendorff, 2004), 237-248.
Threat Assessments and Radical Environmentalism,” Terrorism and Political Violence 15(4): 173-182, Winter 2003.
Diggers, Wolves, Ents, Elves and Expanding Universes: Bricolage, Religion, and Violence from Earth First! and the Earth Liberation Front to the Anti-Globalization Resistance,” in The Cultic Milieu Oppositional Subcultures in an Age of Globalization.  Eds. Jeffrey Kaplan and Heléne Lööw (Altimura, 2002), 26-74.

Environmental Ethics, Biodiversity, & Social Justice

The Need for Ecocentrism in Biodiversity Conservation,” (lead author with co-authors Guillaume Chapron, Helen Kopnina, Ewa Orlikowska, Joe Gray, and John Piccolo), Conservation Biology 34(5): 1089-1096, 2020; https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13541
Why conservation biologists should re-embrace their ecocentric roots,” (co-authors: J. Piccolo, H. Kopnina, H. Washington, B. Taylor), Conservation Biology 32(4): 959-961, 2018.
Anthropocentrism: More Than Just a Misunderstood Problem,” (co-authors: H. Kopnina, H. Washington, B. Taylor, J. Piccolo), Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 31 (1): 109–127, 2018.
Dangerous Territory: The Contested Perceptual Spaces Between Imperial Conservation and Environmental Justice,” special issue edited by Christof Mauch and Libby Robin, “The Edges of Environmental History: Honouring Jane Carruthers,” RCC Perspectives, no 1: 117-122, 2014. (Rachel Carson Center, Munich).
Kenya’s Green Belt Movement: Contributions, Conflict, Contradictions, and Complications in a Prominent ENGO”, in Civil Society in the Age of Monitory Democracy, eds. Nina Witoszek, Lars Tragardh, and Bron Taylor (Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2013), 180-207.
"Its Not All About Us: Reflections on the State of American Environmental History" Journal of American History 100: 140-144, June 2013. This invited article is part of a special, editor’s choice issue of this journal titled The World With Us: The State of American Environmental History.
“Is Green Religion an Oxymoron?: Biocultural Evolution and Earthly Spirituality,” in Marc Bekoff, ed., Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013), 353-360.
Resistance: Do the Means Justify the Ends?” in Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2013 (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2013), 304-16, 421-23.
“Blue River Declaration: A New Conversation about an Earth-based Ethic” (with Gretel Van Wieren), Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 6(2): 139-142, 2012.
Encountering Leopold, Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 5(4): 393-96, 2011.
Earth Religion and Radical Religious Reformation,” in Moral Ground: Eighty Visionaries on Why It’s Wrong to Wreck the World. Eds. Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson (San Antonio, Texas: Trinity University Press, 2010), 379-386.
"Civil Earth Religion versus Religious Nationalism," The Immanent Frame (blog of the Social Science Research Council), 30 July 2010.
“Environmental Ethics” in The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, ed. Bron Taylor, London & NY: Continuum 2005).
Guest editor of “Special theme issue on J. Baird Callicott’s Earth Insights,” Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 1(2): 93-182, August 1997.  Author in this issue of On Sacred or Secular Ground? – Callicott and Environmental Ethics,” 99-111, as well as the “Editorial Introduction” (with Clare Palmer), 93-97.
“On Quotas and Civil Rights,” Christian Century 108(24): 767-768, August 21-28, 1991.
“Resurrecting the Civil Rights Bill,” Christian Social Action 4(3): 28-31, March 1991.
“Authority in Ethics: a Portrait of the Methodology of Sojourners Fellowship,” Encounter 46(2): 139-156, 1985.

Environmental Movements (other than radical environmentalism)

Resistance: Do the Means Justify the Ends? in Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2013 (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2013), 304-16, 421-23.
“Arborphilia and Sacred Rebellion” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 7(3), October 2013.
Kenya’s Green Belt Movement: Contributions, Conflict, Contradictions, and Complications in a Prominent ENGO”, in Civil Society in the Age of Monitory Democracy, eds. Nina Witoszek, Lars Tragardh, and Bron Taylor (Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2013), 180-207.
“Religion and Environmentalism in North America and Beyond,” Oxford Handbook on Religion and Ecology, ed. Roger S. Gottlieb (Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 2006), 588-612.
“Nature Religion and Environmentalism in North America,” (with G. Van Horn) in Faith in America, v 3.  Ed. Charles Lippy (New York: Praeger, 2006), 165-190.
Entries titled: “Environmentalism” (v. 2, pp. 593-98) in The Brill Dictionary of Religion, 4 vols., ed. Kocku von Stuckrad (Leiden & Boston: Brill 2006).
“Grassroots Resistance: the Emergence of Popular-Environmental Movements in Less Affluent Countries” (editor and lead author, with contributions from H. Hadsell, L. Lorentzen, and R. Scarce), in Environmental Politics in the International Arena. Ed. S. Kamieniecki. (State University of New York Press, 1993), 69-89.

Gaian Spirituality

See especially the book in Dark Green ReligionEarlier analysis appeared in many articles going back to 1991, including:
Gaian Earth Religion and the Modern God of Nature,” Phi Kappa Phi Forum 91(2): 12-15 (Summer 2011).
Prologue: Avatar as Rorschach”; “Introduction: The Religion and Politics of Avatar”;  “Epilogue: Truth and Fiction in Avatar’s Cosmogony and Nature Religion in Avatar and Nature Spirituality, in B. Taylor  (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013), 3-11, 13-22, 301-36.
The Religion and Politics of Earth First!,” The Ecologist 21(6): 258-266, November/December, 1991.

Nature Religion/Spirituality

“Arborphilia and Sacred Rebellion” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 7(3), 2013.
Prologue: Avatar as Rorschach”; “Introduction: The Religion and Politics of Avatar”;  “Epilogue: Truth and Fiction in Avatar’s Cosmogony and Nature Religion in Avatar and Nature Spirituality, in B. Taylor  (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013), 3-11, 13-22, 301-36.
Encountering Leopold, Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 5(4): 393-96, 2011.
Gaian Earth Religion and the Modern God of Nature,” Phi Kappa Phi Forum 91(2): 12-15 (Summer 2011).
Earth Religion and Radical Religious Reformation,” in Moral Ground: Eighty Visionaries on Why It’s Wrong to Wreck the World. Eds. Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson (San Antonio, Texas: Trinity University Press, 2010), 379-386.
“New and Alternative Nature Religions in America,” (with J. Witt) in New and Alternative Religions in the United States. Eds. M. Ashcraft & E. Gallagher (New York: Praeger, 2006), 253-272.
“Nature Religion and Environmentalism in North America,” (with G. Van Horn) in Faith in America, v 3.  Ed. Charles Lippy (New York: Praeger, 2006), 165-190.
"Ecology and Nature Religions" (pp. 2661-68) in The Encyclopedia of Religion (Editor-in-Chief, Lindsay Jones, Second Edition, MacMillan, 2005).
"Introduction and Reader’s Guide" and “Religious Studies and Environmental Concern in The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, ed., Bron Taylor, London & NY: Continuum 2005).
A Green Future for Religion?” Futures Journal (Special Issue, ed. William Bainbridge) 36(9): 991-1008, November 2004.
Battling Religions in Parks and Forest Reserves: Facing Religion in Conflicts Over Protected Places” (with Joel Geffen), in Full Value of Parks and Protected Areas: From Economics to the Intangible, eds. D. Harmon & Allen Putney (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), 281-94.
Ecological Resistance Movements; Not Always Deep but if Deep, Religious: Reply to Devall,” The Trumpeter 13(2): 98-103, Spring 1996.

New Age

Celestine Prophesy,” “Hundredth Monkey (and “Monkeys in the Field”) in The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, ed., Bron Taylor, London & NY: Continuum 2005).
“New Age Religion” (460-61), in The Encyclopedia of American Religious History (Facts on File, revised edition, 2001)

Paganism

Green Heathenry: An Interview with Bron Taylor (written responses to an editor), Journal of Heathen Studies (2): 219-26, 2011-2012.
“Idolatry, Paganism, and Trust in Nature,” The Pomegranate 12(1): 103-08, 2010.
“Neo-Paganism” (458-60), in The Encyclopedia of American Religious History (Facts on File, revised edition, 2001).
“Nature & Supernature – Harmony and Mastery: Irony and Evolution in Contemporary Nature Religion,” The Pomegranate #8: 21-77, May 1999.
Resacralizing Earth: Environmental Paganism and the Restoration of Turtle Island,” in American Sacred Space. Eds. D. Chidester and E.T. Linenthal (Indiana University Press, Religion in America Series, 1995), 97-151.

Popular Culture & Nature Spirituality

Prologue: Avatar as Rorschach”; “Introduction: The Religion and Politics of Avatar”;  “Epilogue: Truth and Fiction in Avatar’s Cosmogony and Nature Religion in Avatar and Nature Spirituality, in B. Taylor  (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013), 3-11, 13-22, 301-36.
Entries: Celestine Prophesy,” “Disney Worlds at War,” “Jane Goodall,” “Hundredth Monkey (and “Monkeys in the Field”); The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, ed., Bron Taylor, London & NY: Continuum 2005).
Evoking the Ecological Self: Art as Resistance to the War on Nature,” in Peace Review: the International Quarterly of World Peace 5(2): 225-230, June 1993.

Radical Environmentalism

Wilderness, Spirituality and Biodiversity in North America: tracing an environmental history from Occidental roots to Earth Day,” in Wilderness in Mythology and Religion: Approaching Religious Spatialities, Cosmologies, and Ideas of Wild Nature, ed. Laura Feldt (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012), 293-324.
The Tributaries of Radical Environmentalism,” Journal for the Study of Radicalism, 2(1): 27-61, 2008.
Earth First! (pp. 2561-66); in The Encyclopedia of Religion (Editor-in-Chief, Lindsay Jones, Second Edition, MacMillan, 2005).
Diggers, Wolves, Ents, Elves and Expanding Universes: Bricolage, Religion, and Violence from Earth First! and the Earth Liberation Front to the Anti-Globalization Resistance,” in The Cultic Milieu Oppositional Subcultures in an Age of Globalization.  Eds. Jeffrey Kaplan and Heléne Lööw (Altimura, 2002), 26-74.
Earth First! Fights Back: Contextual Reflections on Resistance and Democracy,” Terra Nova: Nature & Culture 2(2): 29-43, Spring 1997.
“Earth First!: from Primal Spirituality to Ecological Resistance,” in This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment. Ed. Roger Gottlieb (Routledge, 1996), 545-557.
Resacralizing Earth: Environmental Paganism and the Restoration of Turtle Island, in American Sacred Space. Eds. D. Chidester and E.T. Linenthal (Indiana University Press, Religion in America Series, 1995), 97-151.
Earth First!’s Religious Radicalism,” in Ecological Prospects: Scientific, Religious, and Aesthetic Perspectives. Ed. C. Chapple (State University of New York Press, 1994), 185-209. (This is an expanded version of the article published in The Ecologist.)
“Grassroots Resistance: the Emergence of Popular-Environmental Movements in Less Affluent Countries” (editor and lead author, with contributions from H. Hadsell, L. Lorentzen, and R. Scarce), in Environmental Politics in the International Arena. Ed. S. Kamieniecki. (State University of New York Press, 1993), 69-89.
The Religion and Politics of Earth First!,” The Ecologist 21(6): 258-266, November/December, 1991.

Religion and Environmental Behavior

These two articles provide a pithy introduction to research exploring religion and environmental behavior suitable for popular audiences and undergraduate classrooms:

Religion and Environmental Behaviour (part one): World Religions & the Fate of the Earth,” Ecological Citizen 3(1): 71-76, 2019.
This article tests through a novel survey instrument arguments first advanced in Dark Green Religion: B. Taylor, Todd Levasseur and Jennifer Wright, "Dark Green Humility: Religious, Psychological, and Affective Attributes of Proenvironmental Behaviors Journal of Environmental Studies and Science, 10(1): 41–56, 2020.
For in-depth analysis of the scholarly ferment over religion and environmental behavior, followed by a comprehensive review of such research’s see the following two articles:

The Greening of Religion Hypothesis (Part One): From Lynn White, Jr. claims that religions can promote environmentally destructive attitudes and behaviors to assertions they are becoming environmentally friendly" Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 10(3), 2016.
The Greening of Religion Hypothesis (Part Two): Assessing the Data from Lynn White, Jr., to Pope Francis (with Gretel Van Wieren and Bernard Zaleha), Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 10(3), 2016.
Religion to the Rescue (?) in an Age of Climate Disruption,” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 9(1): 7-18, 2015.
“Arborphilia and Sacred Rebellion” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 7(3), October 2013.
Toward a Robust Scientific Investigation of the ‘Religion’ Variable in the Quest for Sustainability,” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 5(3): 253-262, 2011.
Exploring Religion, Nature, and Culture: The Growing Field, Society, and Journal (with Joseph Witt and Lucas Johnston), Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 5(1): 8-17, 2011.
“Back to Religion and Nature,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 77: 1-8, 2009.  (A forum about The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature.)
“Theologians and the Asylum,” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 3(3): 404-09, 2009.
Exploring Religion, Nature, and Culture: Introducing the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture,” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 1(1): 5-14, 2007.
"Ecology and Nature Religions," (pp. 2661-68) in The Encyclopedia of Religion (Editor-in-Chief, Lindsay Jones, Second Edition, MacMillan, 2005).
A Green Future for Religion?” Futures Journal (Special Issue, ed. William Bainbridge) 36(9): 991-1008, November 2004.
Guest editor of “Special theme issue on J. Baird Callicott’s Earth Insights,” Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 1(2): 93-182, August 1997.  Author in this issue of On Sacred or Secular Ground? – Callicott and Environmental Ethics,” 99-111, as well as the “Editorial Introduction” (with Clare Palmer), 93-97.

Surfing Spirituality

See Dark Green Religion, Chapter 5. It is adapted from the articles listed below, which have additional information and sources.
“Focus Introduction: Aquatic Nature Religion,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 75(4): 863-874, 2007.
Surfing into Spirituality and a New, Aquatic Nature Religion,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 75(4): 923-951, 2007.
“Sea Spirituality, Surfing, & Aquatic Nature Religion,” in Deep Blue: Critical Reflections on Nature, Religion and Water. Eds. Sylvie Shaw and Andrew Francis (London: Equinox, 2008), 213-33.

Wilderness and Protected Area Conservation

Wilderness, Spirituality and Biodiversity in North America: tracing an environmental history from Occidental roots to Earth Day,” in Wilderness in Mythology and Religion: Approaching Religious Spatialities, Cosmologies, and Ideas of Wild Nature, ed. Laura Feldt, Religion and Society series, eds. Kocku von Stuckrad and Gustavo Benavides (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012), 293-324.