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Roger S. Gottlieb

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Roger S. Gottlieb is professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the author or editor of sixteen books and more than 100 articles on environmentalism, religious life, contemporary spirituality, political philosophy, ethics, the Holocaust, feminism, and disability. He is internationally known for his work as a leading analyst and exponent of religious environmentalism, for his passionate and moving account of spirituality in an age of environmental crisis, and for his innovative and humane description of the role of religion in a democratic society. He is editor of six academic book series, on the editorial boards of several journals, and contributing editor to Tikkun Magazine.

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Spirituality in an Age of Ecocide

Passover and Easter: Celebrations of Violence?

We would be far better off forgetting the objective question of whether these stories actually happened and, instead, concentrating on the spiritual one. Not "What is true?" but, "How am I living?" Read More »

Vast Forces and a Cardinal's Song: On Death, Part 2

Death is just around the corner for all of us. Is this a great tragedy? A loss to be hated and feared? Not for me, at least not today. Read More »

"Amour," Death, and a Song

Perhaps that is all we are: just a song sung by the universe. Does a song -- does my ego -- really want to last forever? Read More »

What Difference Does it Make? Thoughts on Torture, Gun Control, Climate Change, and Miracles

What difference does it make if torture works? if we ban guns? if it's warmer than normal in Massachusetts this January? and other questions I ask myself today. Read More »

Why "Zero Dark Thirty" Made Me Cry

It's not the suffering that made me cry, but four simple words spoken by one of the Navy Seals who took Bin Laden out: "For God and country." Read More »

Soren Kierkegaard and Mary Daly Walk Into a Bar...

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Passover and Easter: Celebrations of Violence?

We would be far better off forgetting the objective question of whether these stories actually happened and, instead, concentrating on the spiritual one. Not "What is true?" but, "How am I living?" Read More »

Vast Forces and a Cardinal's Song: On Death, Part 2

Death is just around the corner for all of us. Is this a great tragedy? A loss to be hated and feared? Not for me, at least not today. Read More »

"Amour," Death, and a Song

Perhaps that is all we are: just a song sung by the universe. Does a song -- does my ego -- really want to last forever? Read More »

What Difference Does it Make? Thoughts on Torture, Gun Control, Climate Change, and Miracles

What difference does it make if torture works? if we ban guns? if it's warmer than normal in Massachusetts this January? and other questions I ask myself today. Read More »

Why "Zero Dark Thirty" Made Me Cry

It's not the suffering that made me cry, but four simple words spoken by one of the Navy Seals who took Bin Laden out: "For God and country." Read More »