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Bron Taylor is an environmental studies professor whose research focuses on nature-human relations. His most recent book, Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future, examines the diverse forms and growing influence of what he calls ‘spiritualities of belonging and connection to nature,’ illuminating how such spiritualities are being expressed and promoted environmentalists, surfers, artists, writers, filmmakers, politicians, scientists, and many others.

Taylor earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and today is Professor of Religion and Nature at the University of Florida. He is also the editor of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature and the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. He is also the founding president of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. His website provides a gateway to his research and initiatives.

He is represented by Ovation Agency for his public speaking engagements.

Blog Entries by Bron Taylor

It's International Mother Earth Day, Ready or Not

Posted April 21, 2011 | 15:26:41 (EST)

The one thing every earthly organism shares is an absolute dependence on the planet's environmental systems. One might think, then, that conscious and intelligent organisms would welcome a day honoring the Earth and promoting lifeways and livelihoods that do not degrade the habitats upon which their flourishing depends.

One...

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Dark Green Religion and Stephen Colbert's Quest for a New Faith

Posted March 31, 2011 | 09:17:33 (EST)

Religion scholar to the stars and fellow HuffPost blogger Steven Prothero was back on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report this week. His mission: to help Stephen Colbert, who had given up Catholicism for lent, to find a new religion.

Amusing as the banter was, unfortunately, they never really got...

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Happy Solstice! -- Or is it?

Posted December 20, 2010 | 11:59:58 (EST)

The war on solstice has been underway for millennia. Partisans of solstice are fighting back.

I am not referring to the astronomical event. With the winter solstice, of course, we experience the longest night and the shortest day, and afterward, the days grow longer until the summer solstice arrives,...

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The Discovery Channel Shooter: James Lee's Rage Against Civilization

Posted September 2, 2010 | 10:46:25 (EST)

Bron Taylor is an Environmental Studies scholar at the University of Florida with whom I once worked to develop an Environmental Studies program when we were both at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Among other things, his scholarly work has paid close attention to environmental movements around the world, from...

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