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Sacred nature : restoring our ancient bond with the natural world  Cover Image Book Book

Sacred nature : restoring our ancient bond with the natural world


"Since the beginning of time, humankind has looked upon nature and seen the divine. In the writings of the great thinkers across religions, the natural world inspires everything from fear, to awe, to tranquil contemplation; God, or however one defined the sublime, was present in everything. Yet today, even as we admire a tree or take in a striking landscape, we rarely see nature as sacred. In this short but deeply powerful book, the best-selling historian of religion Karen Armstrong re-sacralizes nature for modern times. Drawing on her vast knowledge of the world's religious traditions, she vividly describes nature's central place in spirituality across the centuries. In bringing this age-old wisdom to life, Armstrong shows modern readers how to rediscover nature's potency and form a connection to something greater than ourselves." --Publisher's website.

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  • ISBN: 9780593319437 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0593319435 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780593313404
  • ISBN: 0593313402
  • Physical Description: 205 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi Book"
Simultaneously published in Great Britain by Bodley Head, an imprint of Penguin Random House, London.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Mythos and logos -- Sacred nature -- The holiness of nature -- Our broken world -- Sacrifice -- Kenosis -- Gratitude -- The Golden Rule -- Ahimsa -- Concentric circles.
Subject: Nature > Religious aspects.
Nature > Aspect religieux.
Nature > Religious aspects.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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APLS 202.12 ARM 2022 31291002956884 Stacks Available -

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