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The Reenchantment of Nature: The Denial of Religión and the Ecological Crisis

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<P>Traditionally, science and religion have been thought of as two distinct and irreconcilable ways of looking at the world, and scientists have often chastised the world's religions for keeping their eyes on the heavens and paying scant attention to the destruction of Earth's precious resources and its natural wonders. In <I>The Reenchantment of Nature,</I> Alister McGrath, who holds doctorates in both molecular biology and divinity, challenges this long-held and dangerously misguided dichotomy.</P><P>Arguing that Christianity and other great religions have always respected and revered the bounty and beauty of the earth, McGrath calls for a radical shift in perspective. He shows that by defining the world in the narrowest of scientific terms and viewing it as a collection of atoms and molecules governed by unchanging laws and forces, we have lost our ability to appreciate nature's enchantments. In order to address the threats to our environment, he maintains, it is essential to reawaken our sense of awe and look at the world as a glorious creation, an irreplaceable gift of God.</P><P>In setting forth a new framework for the debate between science and religion on ecological theory, <I>The Reenchantment of Nature</I> points the way to integrating two different traditions in a sane and productive effort to rescue the natural world from its present environmental decline.</P>

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Provides a thought-provoking look at the world's current ecological crisis, argues that the major religions of the world have always respected the bounty of the natural world, and offers a spiritual approach to appreciating and salvaging nature's wonders.

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ALISTER McGRATH is currently Professor of Theology at Oxford and Principal of Wycliffe Hall. He is a consulting editor at Christian Today, the general editor of The New Thematic Study Bible, and the author of several books, including

About the Author

ALISTER McGRATH is currently Professor of Theology at Oxford and Principal of Wycliffe Hall. He is a consulting editor at Christian Today, the general editor of The New Thematic Study Bible, and the author of several books, including In the Beginning, which was a Los Angeles Times "Best Book of the Year." He lives in Oxford, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385508261
Subtitle:
The Denial of Religi
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
McGrath, Alister E.
Author:
McGrath, Alister
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Religion & Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Religion-Religion & Science
Subject:
Science-Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Religion : Religion & Science
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Lst
Publication Date:
20020901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
204

Related Subjects

Religion » Western Religions » Inspirational
Religion » World Religions » Religion and Science
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , Provides a thought-provoking look at the world's current ecological crisis, argues that the major religions of the world have always respected the bounty of the natural world, and offers a spiritual approach to appreciating and salvaging nature's wonders.
"Synopsis" by , ALISTER McGRATH is currently Professor of Theology at Oxford and Principal of Wycliffe Hall. He is a consulting editor at Christian Today, the general editor of The New Thematic Study Bible, and the author of several books, including
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