Bron Taylor

Membership:  2012; 2017

Member Bio

Bron Taylor is professor of religion and environmental ethics at the University of Florida, where in 2002 he was recruited to develop a graduate program in Religion and Nature, and was appointed as the Samuel S. Hill Ethics Professor. His research focuses on the affective and spiritual dimensions, and political impacts, of grassroots environmental movements around the world, as well as upon the complex relationships between human beings, their religions, and the environments they inhabit. He has led or participated in a number of international initiatives promoting the conservation of biological and cultural diversity. He also edited the award-winning Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature and subsequently founded the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture and its affiliated Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, which he edits.
For more details on his initiatives and publications see


  • Avatar and Nature Spirituality. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013.
  • Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future. Berkely: University of California Press, 2010.
  • Ecological Resistance Movements: the Global Emergence of Radical and Popular Environmentalism. Editor. Albany: State University of New York Press (International Environmental Policy and Theory Series, 1995.
  • “The Greening of Religion Hypothesis (Part One): From Lynn White, Jr. and Claims That Religions Can Promote Environmentally Destructive Attitudes and Behaviors to Assertions They Are Becoming Environmentally Friendly.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 10, no. 3 (2016): 268–305; with Gretel Van Wieren and Bernard Zaleha. “The Greening of Religion Hypothesis (Part Two): Assessing the Data from Lynn White, Jr., to Pope Francis.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 10, no. 3 (2016): 306–78.
  • “Surfing into Spirituality and a New, Aquatic Nature Religion.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 75 (4) (2007): 923–51.
  • “Bioregionalism: An Ethics of Loyalty to Place.” Landscape Journal 19 (1&2) (2000): 50–72.
  • Listen to a podcast of Taylor's interview with The Religious Studies Project.