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A Religion of Nature

Crosby, Donald A.

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ISBN 10: 0791454533 / ISBN 13: 9780791454534
Published by State University of New York Press, Albany NY, 2002
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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"Offers a religious vision that grants to nature the kind of reverence.formerly reserved for God.our world is being torn apart by theistic religious fanatics who.destroy cultures and murder those who disagree with them; and by those who run secular enterprises and governments on which profits or power are pursued without regard for the ecological damage that results." 200 pages. Size: 6 x 9 ". Bookseller Inventory # 48083

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Title: A Religion of Nature

Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany NY

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Glossy Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

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An eloquent case for regarding nature itself as religion-as the metaphysical ultimate deserving religious commitment.

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The beauty, sublimity, and wonder of nature have been justly celebrated in all of the religious traditions of the world, but usually these traditions have focused on beings or powers presumed to lie behind nature, providing nature's ultimate explanation and meaning. In a radical departure, Donald A. Crosby makes an eloquent case for regarding nature itself as religion, conceived without God, gods, or animating spirits of any kind, and argues that nature is metaphysically ultimate. He explores the concept of nature, the place of humans in nature, the responsibilities of humans to one another and to their natural environments, and offers a religious vision that grants to nature the kind of reverence, awe, love, and devotion formerly reserved for God. Crosby also shares his personal journey from theistic faith to a religion of nature.

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