Geography and geology

About the discipline

Geography and geology are interesting when looked at through the lens of religion because of the ways these two fields have been used over time both to disprove religion and to make religion manifest.  They highlight the role of physical and environmental circumstances in developing religious beliefs and views of the order of the world. Read More »

Articles

  • “Where is Mt. Sinai?” by Stephen Gabriel Rosenberg. The Jerusalem Post, June 5, 2008.
  • “The Geography of Religion in India: Perspectives and Prospects” by Rana P.B. Singh. National Geographical Journal of India. 1992. 38: 27-38.
  • “Religion and geography” by C. Park, Chapter 17 in Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion. J. Hinnells (ed). London: Routledge, 2004.
  • “The Geography of Pilgrimages in India: Perspective and Prospects” by Rana P.B. Singh. National Geographical Journal of India. 1992. 38: 39-54.
  • “Geography of Religion: Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk.” Christian Century, 2006.
  • “Making Mountains Out of Molehills in the Bronze Age Aegean: Visibility, Ritual Kits, and the Idea of a Peak Sanctuary” by Camilla Briault, World Archaeology. 39, no. 1 (2007): 122-41.
  • “Toward a Geography of ‘Religion’: Mapping the Distribution of an Unstable Signifier.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Volume 96, Number 1, pp. 169-175(7). Routledge, 2006.
  • “Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures.” Literature and Theology. Oxford University Press, 17(2):219-221, 2003.
  • “Geography and religion: trends and prospects” by Lily Kong. Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 14, No. 3, 355-371, 1990.
  • Geology and religion: a historical perspective on current problems. M. Kölbl-Ebert. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 310; p. 1-6, 2009.
  • “Don’t sacrifice the Sacred Headwaters” by Wade Davis. The Globe and Mail (Canada), Oct. 8, 2007.
  • “The one-state delusion; The geography of the Land of Israel/Palestine makes its division into two states a practical nightmare. But the alternative–one binational state–is inconceivable” by Benny Morris. National Post (Canada), May 13, 2009.
  • “Rocking the Science World.” The Gazette (Montreal), July 12, 2008.
  • Yiftachel, Oren and Batya Roded. “Abraham’s Urban Footsteps: Political Geography and Religious Radicalism in Israel/Palestine.” The Fundamentalist City?: Religiosity and the Remaking of Urban Space. Nezar Alsayyad (ed.). Taylor & Francis, 2010.

Books

  • Mapping Worlds: International Perspectives on Social and Cultural Geographies. Edited by Rob Kitchin. Routledge; 1 edition, 2007.
  • Moral Geography: Maps, Missionaries, and the American Frontier. Amy DeRogatis. Columbia University Press, 2003.
  • Where the Buddha Walked. A Companion to the Buddhist Places of India. Rana P.B. Singh, 2003. Indica Books, Varanasi. 2nd ed. 2009.
  • Geography of Religion: Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk. John Esposito, Susan Tyler Hitchcock, Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu. National Geographic, 2004.
  • Earth’s Catastrophic Past: Geology, Creation & the Flood by Andrew A. Snelling. Institute for Creation Research, 2009.
  • Mapping the Sacred. Jamie S. Scott and Paul Simpson-Housley. Rodopi, 2001.
  • The Bible, Genesis & Geology: Rightly-Dividing Geology and the Book of Genesis by Gaines R. Johnson, Marti Rieske and Fred DeRuvo. CreateSpace, 2010.
  • The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences. Edward Hitchcock. Boston: Philips, Sampson, and Co., 1852.
  • Rival Jerusalems: The Geography of Victorian Religion. K. D. M. Snell and Paul S. Ell. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Geology and Religion: A History of Harmony and Hostility. M. Kolbl-Ebert (ed.). Geological Society Of London, 2009.
  • The religion of geology and its connected sciences. Michigan Historical Reprint Series Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan Library, 2006.
  • Geology and Revelation: or, the Ancient History of the Earth, Considered in the Light of Geological Facts and Revealed Religion. Gerald Molloy. London: Burns, Oates, and Co., 1873.
  • Religion and Place: Landscape, Politics and Piety. Eds. Peter Hopkins, Lily Kong and Elizabeth Olson. Springer, 2012.

 

Case studies

  • “A Case Study in the Geography of Religion and Political Voting in Postwar Detroit” by Judith Stepan-Norris and Caleb Southworth. Social Science History, 31(3):343-380, Duke University Press, 2007.
  • Sacred worlds: An introduction to geography and religion. Chris C. Park. Routledge, 1994.
  • “Global shifts, theoretical shifts: Changing geographies of religion” by Lily Kong. Progress in Human Geography. Vol. 34, No. 6 (Dec. 2010): 755-76.
  • Geology and Religion: A History of Harmony and Hostility. M. Kolbl-Ebert (ed.). Geological Society Of London, 2009.
  • Geology and religion: a historical perspective on current problems. M. Kölbl-Ebert. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 310; p. 1-6, 2009.

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