Prof Susan P Bratton
Professor, Department of Environmental Science
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Professor of the Department of Environmental Science, 2001, Baylor University. Dr. Bratton's scholarly goals are to conduct research in the conservation of biodiversity, and the interface between religion and environmental ethics. Dr. Bratton is the author of five books on religion and environmental ethics. The most recent book is CHURCHScape: Megachurches and the Iconography of the Environment, (Baylor University Press, 2016). Her recent volume, The Spirit of the Appalachian Trail (University of Tennessee Press, 2012) received a Choice recognition as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2013, and is now available in paperback. She also authored Environmental Values in Christian Art (SUNY Press), Six Billion and More: Human Population Regulation and Christian Ethics, and Christianity Wilderness and Wildlife: The Original Desert Solitaire, now in a second edition.
Her recent book chapters include: Bratton, S.P., 2014, Tradition as benefit or barrier: The case of US Christian religion in the formation of environmental ethics, pp. 71-84 in Riccardo Rozzi, STA Pickett, Clare Palmer, Juan J. Armesto, J. Baird Callicott, eds., 14th Cary Conference, Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World: Values, Philosophy, and Action. New York: Springer; Bratton, S.P., 2012, Religion and the ecosphere: Is religion ecofriendly? pp. 221-251, in Patrick McNamara and Wesley J. Wildman., eds., Vol 3: Science and the World’s Religions, Brain, Behavior, and Evolution series. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (Praeger Publishers); Bratton, S.P., 2010. Anti-imperial themes and care for living nature in early Christian art, pp. 113-138, in Kyle S. van Houtan and Michael Northcott, eds., Dominion and Diversity. Wipf and Stock Publishers; Bratton, S.P., 2008. Thinking like a mackerel: Rachel Carson’s Under the Sea Wind as a foundation for a trans-ecotonal sea ethics, Chapter 5, pp. 79-93, in Lisa Sideris and Kathleen Dean Moore, eds., Rachel Carson: Legacy and Challenge. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. (Released in both hardback and paperback editions.); Bratton, S.P., 2008. The spirit of the Edge: Rachel Carson and numinous experience between land and sea, pp. 159-177 in Sylvie Shaw, and Andrew Francis, eds., Deep Blue: Critical Reflections on Nature, Religion and Water. London: Equinox Press; and Bratton, S.P., 2008. Ecology and Religion, pp. 207-225, in Philip Clayton and Zachary Simpson, eds., Oxford Handbook on Religion and Science. 2nd edition (paperback). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Dr. Bratton and her students continue to be active in environmental science. She has led a series of recent projects investigating plastic pollution in riparian and marine ecosystems.
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CHURCHScape: Megachurches and the Iconography of the Environment
Baylor University Press 2016
Ecodimensionality as a religious foundation for sustainability
The Spirit of the Appalachian Trail: Community, Environment, and Belief on a Long Distance Hiking Path.
University of Tennessee Press 2012
Christianity, Wilderness and Wildlife: The Original Desert Solitaire, 2nd ed.
University of Scranton Press 2009
Environmental Values in Christian Art
State University of New York Press 2008
Six Billion and More: Human Population Regulation and Christian Ethics.
Westminster/John Knox 1992
Religion and environmental health: Changing scales, changing priorities,
Second International Seminar on Environment, Religion and Culture: A N 2017
Religion and the ecosphere: Is religion ecofriendly?
Greenwood Press (Praeger Publishers) 2012
Editors:Patrick McNamara and Wesley J. Wildman.
Volume: Vol 3: Science and the World’s Religions, Brain, Behavior, and Evol.
Tradition as benefit or barrier: The case of US Christian religion in the formation of environmental ethics,
Springer Publishers 2014
Editors:Riccardo Rozzi, STA Pickett, Clare Palmer, Juan J. Armesto,
Volume:14th Cary Conference, Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World: