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100 1  Witt, Joseph D.,|eauthor. 
245 10 Religion and resistance in Appalachia :|bfaith and the 
       fight against mountaintop removal coal mining /|cJoseph D.
264  1 Lexington :|bThe University Press of Kentucky,|c2016. 
300    1 online resource (295 pages). 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
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490 1  Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 Religion,
       Place, and Mountaintop Removal; 2 Seeking Justice; 3 
       Caring for Creation; 4 Defending Mother Earth; 5 Religion,
       Friction, and Cultural Encounter in the Anti-Mountaintop 
       Removal Movement; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Appendix; 
       Notes; Bibliography; Index. 
520    In the last fifty years, the Appalachian Mountains have 
       suffered permanent and profound change due to the 
       expansion of surface coal mining. The irrevocable 
       devastation caused by this practice has forced local 
       citizens to redefine their identities, their connections 
       to global economic forces, their pasts, and their futures.
       Religion is a key factor in the fierce debate over 
       mountaintop removal; some argue that it violates a divine 
       mandate to protect the earth, while others contend that 
       coal mining is a God-given gift to ensure human prosperity
       and comfort. In Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: 
       Faith and the Fight against Mountaintop Removal Coal 
       Mining, Joseph D. Witt examines how religious and 
       environmental ethics foster resistance to mountaintop 
       removal coal mining. Drawing on extensive interviews with 
       activists, teachers, preachers, and community leaders, 
       Witt's research offers a fresh analysis of an important 
       and dynamic topic. His study reflects a diversity of 
       denominational perspectives, exploring Catholic and 
       mainline Protestant views of social and environmental 
       justice, evangelical Christian readings of biblical ethics,
       and Native and nontraditional spiritual traditions. By 
       placing Appalachian resistance to mountaintop removal in a
       comparative international context, Witt's work also 
       provides new outlooks on the future of the region and its 
       inhabitants. His timely study enhances, challenges, and 
       advances conversations not only about the region, but also
       about the relationship between religion and environmental 
588 0  Print version record. 
650  0 Ecotheology|zAppalachian Region. 
650  0 Mountaintop removal mining|zAppalachian Region. 
650  0 Coal mines and mining|zAppalachian Region. 
650  0 Environmental degradation|zAppalachian Region. 
650  7 RELIGION|xChristian Life|xSocial Issues.|2bisacsh 
650  7 RELIGION|xChristianity|xGeneral.|2bisacsh 
650  7 Coal mines and mining.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00865355 
650  7 Ecotheology.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01745544 
650  7 Environmental degradation.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00912877 
650  7 Mountaintop removal mining.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01028392 
650  7 Religion.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01093763 
651  0 Appalachian Region|xReligion. 
651  7 Appalachian Region.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01240092 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aWitt, Joseph D.|tReligion and Resistance
       in Appalachia : Faith and the Fight against Mountaintop 
       Removal Coal Mining.|dLexington : The University Press of 
       Kentucky, ©2016|z9780813168128 
830  0 Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies. 
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