The Good in Nature and Humanity

The Good in Nature and Humanity

Connecting Science, Religion, and Spirituality With the Natural World

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The good in nature and humanity brings together 20 leading thinkers and writers - including Ursula Goodenough, Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan, Carl Safina, David Petersen, Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barry Lopez - to examine the divide between faith and reason, and to seek a means for developing an environmental ethic that will help us confront two of our most imperiling crises: global environmental destruction and an impoverished spirituality. The book explores the ways in which science, spirit, and religion can guide the experience and understanding of our ongoing relationship with the natural world and examines how the integration of science and spirituality can equip us to make wiser choices in using and managing the natural environment. The book also provides compelling stories that offer a narrative understanding of the relations among science, spirit, and nature. Grounded in the premise that neither science nor religion can by itself resolve the prevailing malaise of environmental and moral decline, contributors seek viable approaches to averting environmental catastrophe and, to achieving a more harmonious relationship with the natural world.
Publisher: Washington, DC :2002. Island Press,
ISBN: 9781423707899
1423707893
9781559638388
1559638389
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 278 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Farnham, Timothy J.
Kellert, Stephen R

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