John Cobb & Friends Gathering: Md. Abu Sayem
September 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
Topic: Religion and Ecological Crisis
Presenter(s): Md. Abu Sayem
Professor Sayem’s newly published book, Religion and Ecological Crisis (Routledge), compares perspectives of John B. Cobb and Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Sayem explores how prescriptions of these scholars, a Christian and a Muslim, can contribute alternatively to techno-scientific initiatives in environmental sustainability. Taking Cobb’s “economism” and Nasr’s “scientism” as the key concepts for surveying the roots of the ecological crisis, the book offers interdisciplinary and interreligious insights into the debates about ecological equilibrium, motivational awareness in human mind and about entanglements between religion and the environment. A native of Bangladesh with extensive global experience, Dr. Sayem is Associate Professor in World Religions and Culture at the University of Dhaka. At the University’s website you can find his biographical information, including research interests, awards and publications.
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