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Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Joseph D. Witt


This volume examines the complex roles of religious values and perceptions of place in the efforts of twenty-first-century anti-mountaintop removal activists in Appalachia. Applying theoretical insights from religious studies, Appalachian studies, and critical regionalism, the work charts how views of Appalachian place were transformed and revised through activism and how different religious threads were involved in that process, weaving together patterns of meaning and significance to help motivate activist efforts and reshape visions of Appalachia. The specific religious threads examined inc ... More

Keywords: Mountaintop Removal, Religion, Place, Appalachia, Critical Regionalism, Environmentalism, Creation Care, Eco-Justice, Dark Green Religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813168128
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813168128.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph D. Witt, author
Mississippi State University