Natural Grace: Dialogues on Creation, Darkness, and the Soul in Spirituality and Science

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The chasm between science and religion has been a source of intellectual and spiritual tension for centuries, but in these ground breaking dialogues there is a remarkable consonance between these once opposing camps. In Natural Grace, Rupert Sheldrake and Matthew Fox show that not only is the synthesis of science and spirituality possible, but it is unavoidable when one considers the extraordinary insights they have both come upon in their work. Sheldrake, who has changed the face of modern science with his ...
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Overview

The chasm between science and religion has been a source of intellectual and spiritual tension for centuries, but in these ground breaking dialogues there is a remarkable consonance between these once opposing camps. In Natural Grace, Rupert Sheldrake and Matthew Fox show that not only is the synthesis of science and spirituality possible, but it is unavoidable when one considers the extraordinary insights they have both come upon in their work. Sheldrake, who has changed the face of modern science with his revolutionary theory of morphic resonance, and Fox, whose work in creation spirituality has had a significant impact on people's sense of spirit, balance each other with their unique yet highly complementary points of view. In these inspired dialogues a variety of ancient topics--including ritual, prayer, and the soul--are freed from the past and given new power for the future in the liberated universe Fox and Sheldrake show us.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385483599
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Fox, a spiritual theologian and Episcopal priest, has authored twenty books that have brought the creation spirituality tradition to life, including Original Blessing. He is president of the newly formed University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California.

Rupert Sheldrake is one of the most innovative scientists of our time. He is a former Research Fellow of the Royal Society and was Director of Studies in biochemistry and cell biology at Clare College, Cambridge University, England. He is the author of several books, including Seven Experiments That Could Change the World. He lives in London.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introductions 1
Chapter 1 Living Nature and Creation Spirituality 15
Chapter 2 Grace and Praise 53
Chapter 3 The Soul 75
Chapter 4 Prayer 103
Chapter 5 Darkness 131
Chapter 6 Morphic Resonance and Ritual 161
Chapter 7 Revitalizing Education 185
Conclusion 207
Bibliography 209
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