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Beyond Belief

Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches to Climate-Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands

  • Explores opportunities for faith-engaged approaches to climate change adaptation in Oceania that are science-informed locally meaningful and contextually compelling

  • Examines how positionality affects insider–outsider adaptation discourse and discusses limitations opportunities and future prospects

  • Creates consilience by integrating interdisciplinary contributions from the sciences and humanities, including case studies, literary analyses, field projects, and empirical research

  • Investigates influences of tradition, local precedent, spirituality, indigeneity, and connectedness to nature on decision-making in the Pacific Islands Region

Part of the book series: Climate Change Management (CCM)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Beyond Belief

    • Patrick D. Nunn, Johannes M. Luetz
    Pages 1-14
  3. Looking Back to the Future: The Clash of Religion and Secularism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15
    2. Ecology, War, and Nuclear Testing in the Pacific: The Path of Reconciliation

      • Clive W. Ayre, Karenne Hills, Johannes M. Luetz
      Pages 17-37
  4. The Roots of Spirituality and Religion in the Pacific Islands Region

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 57-57
    2. Leveraging Vanua: Metaphysics, Nature, and Climate Change Adaptation in Fiji

      • Francisco Gelves-Gómez, Shannon Brincat
      Pages 59-79
  5. Religion as Culture, Religion for Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115
    2. Cyclone Winston: Catholic Women’s Faith and Agency in a Coastal Village in Fiji

      • Shirleen Sahai, Tammy Tabe, Jacqueline Ryle
      Pages 117-137
    3. Climate Change and Eschatology

      • Kurt Bangert
      Pages 157-188
  6. Weaving Worldviews: Science and Spirituality Together

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 205-205
    2. Climate Change: Science, People, Religion—Cord of Three Strands

      • P. H. Havea, A. De Ramon N’Yeurt
      Pages 227-246
  7. Belief and Action: A Way Forward?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 287-287

About this book

This interdisciplinary book explores the science and spirituality nexus in the Pacific Islands Region and as such makes a critical contribution to sustainable climate change adaptation in Oceania. In addition to presenting case studies, literary analyses, field projects, and empirical research, the book describes faith-engaged approaches through the prism of:
 
• Context: past, present, and future prospects
• Theory: concepts, narratives, and theoretical frameworks
• Practice: empirical research and praxis-informed case examples
• Doctrine: scriptural contributions and perspectives
• Engagement: enlisting religious stakeholders and constituencies
 
Comprising peer-reviewed works by scholars, professionals, and practitioners from across Oceania, the book closes a critical gap in the literature and represents a groundbreaking contribution to holistic climate change adaptation in the Pacific Islands Region that is scientifically sound, spiritually attuned, locally meaningful, and contextually compelling.

Keywords

  • Climate Change
  • Adaptation
  • Pacific
  • Religion
  • Indigeneity
  • Science-Spirituality Nexus
  • Worldview
  • Interdisciplinarity

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Social Sciences, Christian Heritage College (CHC), Brisbane, Australia

    Johannes M. Luetz

  • School of Law and Society / Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research, University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Sippy Downs, Australia

    Patrick D. Nunn

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Beyond Belief

  • Book Subtitle: Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches to Climate-Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands

  • Editors: Johannes M. Luetz, Patrick D. Nunn

  • Series Title: Climate Change Management

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-67602-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-67601-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-67604-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-67602-5

  • Series ISSN: 1610-2002

  • Series E-ISSN: 1610-2010

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 391

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Sciences

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-67602-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)