Author: James Miller

The Transfiguration, by Raphael, c. 1520 The Transfiguration, by Raphael, c. 1520

变容、属灵与体认: 基督教及道教经典的观点 James Miller. 2016. “Transfiguration, Spirituality and Embodiment: Perspectives from Christian and Daoist Scriptures.” Bijiao jingxue 比较经学 (Journal of Comparative Scripture), 7:9-33. Abstract Biblical and Daoist narratives bear witness a tradition of transfiguration, in which spiritual transformation is revealed through the appearance of the religious practitioner. In the Biblical tradition this occurs in the context…

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Protesters gather outside the White House in Washington D.C. after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the Unites States from the Paris climate change accord. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Protesters gather outside the White House in Washington D.C. after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the Unites States from the Paris climate change accord. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) James Miller, Queen’s University, Ontario With President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate change accords, it’s now clear to the world that…

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Daoism: China’s green religion From ABC Radio National With the US shrinking from the Paris Agreement, all eyes are on China to become the world leader on climate change. How China balances economic growth with environmental responsibility, could change the environmental trajectory of the entire planet. Academic James Miller argues there is just one stumbling…

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Daoism: A Beginner's Guide (Farsi)

I’m pleased to announce the (illegal!) Farsi translation of my book, Daoism; A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld Publications, 2008), published by Adyan Publications (1395/2016). The book can be ordered online from http://shahreketabonline.com/products/15/170594

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China’s Green Religion October 25, 5:00 pm 120 Clemens Hall, University of Buffalo North Campus Free and Open to the Public As China charts a path towards an “ecological civilization,” and a rise to global superpower status, it is in the process of creating a new and uniquely Chinese form of modernity. This form of…

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Available for pre-order on Amazon.com

As the world reaches a population of nearly 10 billion people in 2050, as climate change provokes unexpected transformations in weather patterns, as sea levels rise, and as water and food security become paramount concerns for nations, the question of how China manages these challenges are ones that have serious implications across the world. No…

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James Miller speaks at Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School

Religion, Ecology and our Planetary Future Center for the Study of World Religions Harvard University October 14-16, 2016 This conference marks the twentieth anniversary of the Religions of the World and Ecology Conference series and subsequent book series, and advances the work of understanding and transforming the discourse of religions and ecology for the 21st century.…

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Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology

James Miller Prepublication draft from Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology edited by Willis Jenkins, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, New York: Routledge 2016, 181-189 As the third largest country in the world, China has a vast geographic diversity: arid deserts and snow-capped mountains of Xinjiang in the far West; the unique landscape of the Qinghai–Tibetan plateau,…

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