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John A. Grim is a professor in the Department of Religion at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. As a historian of religions, John undertakes annual field studies in American Indian lifeways among the Apsaalooke/Crow peoples of Montana and the Swy-ahl-puh/Salish peoples of the Columbia River Plateau in eastern Washington. He published The Shaman: Patterns of Religious Healing Among the Ojibway Indians, a study of Anishinaabe/Ojibway healing practitioners, with the University of Oklahoma Press. With his wife, Mary Evelyn Tucker, he has co-edited Worldviews and Ecology a book discussing perspectives on the environmental crisis from world religions and contemporary philosophy. Mary Evelyn and John are currently organizing the series of twelve conferences on Religions of the World and Ecology held at Harvard University's Center for the Study of World Religions. John is also president of the American Teilhard Association.

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