Publications & Lectures

Recent Publications

NEW BOOK: Religion and Sustainability: Interreligious Resources, Interdisciplinary Responses

To enable the restoration and flourishing of the ecosystems of the biosphere, human societies need to be reimagined and reordered in terms of economic, cultural, religious, racial, and social equitability. This volume Religion and Sustainability: Interreligious Resources, Interdisciplinary Responses illustrates transformative paradigms to help foster such change. It introduces new principles, practices, ethics, and insights to the discourse. This work will appeal to students, scholars, and professionals researching the ethical, moral, social, cultural, psychological, developmental, and other social scientific impacts of religion on the key markers of sustainability.

This volume is one of the most recent publications of the Springer-Nature United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Book Series.

Program-Affiliated Publications & Lectures


Radical Immanence: An Ecological, Emancipatory Theology of the Divine Feminine (New York: Bloomsbury; forthcoming 2022).

2022. Religion and Sustainability: Interreligious Resources, Interdisciplinary Responses. Edited by Rita D. Sherma and Purushottama Bilimoria (Switzerland: Springer-Nature).

Recent Publications

2022. "Leading Change through Sacred Ecopraxis: Cultivating Ecological Belonging as a Holy Task." Special Issue of The Review & Expositor Journal, edited by Rev. Dr. Valerie Miles-Tribble (forthcoming; in proof stage).

2021. "Relationality and Revelation: Early Hindu Ecological Visions." Religions (MDPI) Special Issue on Hinduism, Jainism, Yoga and Ecology, guest edited by Christopher Chapple, 12(7): 465;

2020. "Healing and Hope in a Time of COVID-19, Climate Calamity, and Broken Communities." Journal of the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies 33(6);


2019. A Language of Things: Emanuel Swedenborg and the American Environmental Imagination (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press).

Recent Publications

2021. "Looking at the Earth with a Language of Things: Emanuel Swedenborg and the American Environmental Imagination." 4th Annual Borsch-Rast Book Lecture in Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology 7(1): 62-83.

2021. "In the Woods We Return to Reason and Faith: American Romanticism, Environmentalism, and Seeker Spirituality." In Handbook of American Romanticism, edited by Phillip Löffler, Clemens Spahr, and Jan Stievermann (Berlin: De Gruyter).

2021. "Thrilling Vagueness and Pure Abstractions: Swedenborgian Correspondence and Edgar Allan Poe's Graphicality." The Edgar Allen Poe Review 22(1): 142-166 (The Pennsylvania State University).

2018. "Can Beauty (still) Save the Planet? Eco-Aesthetics for the Anthropocene." Chapter contribution to the exhibition catalogue Gestures to the Divine: Works by Hagit Cohen (Berkeley: Center for the Arts and Religion).

Public Talks & Lectures

2021. "Walking, Talking Mount Tam: Esoteric Cartographies in the San Francisco Renaissance.” Invited Lecture for the Institute for North American Studies, Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany (December 7).

2021. "Sermons in Stones: John Muir, Swedenborg, and Environmental Imagination.” Invited Lecture at the University of Bonn, Germany (November 2).





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