George Alfred James, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas, received his PhD in History and Philosophy of Religion from Columbia University in 1983. He is author of Interpreting Religion (1995), and Ecology is Permanent Economy: the Activism and Environmental Philosophy of Sunderlal Bahuguna (2013). He is also edited the volume Ethical Perspectives on Environmental Issues in India (1999). Over the past 25 years he has traveled extensively in India researching Indian environmental movements. His writings are published in such journals as International Philosophical Quarterly, Worldviews, and Zygon. He has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Religion, the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, and the Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. On Sept 1, 2017 he was appointed Bhagwan Adinath Professor of Jain Studies, the first chair in Jain Studies at the University of North Texas.