Religion and the Order of Nature / Edition 1

Religion and the Order of Nature / Edition 1

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by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Seyyed H. Nasr
     
 

The current ecological crisis is a matter of urgent global concern, with solutions being sought on many fronts. In this book, Seyyed Hossein Nasr argues that the devastation of our world has been exacerbated, if not actually caused, by the reductionist view of nature that has been advanced by modern secular science. What is needed, he believes, is the recovery of the… See more details below

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The current ecological crisis is a matter of urgent global concern, with solutions being sought on many fronts. In this book, Seyyed Hossein Nasr argues that the devastation of our world has been exacerbated, if not actually caused, by the reductionist view of nature that has been advanced by modern secular science. What is needed, he believes, is the recovery of the truth to which the great enduring religions attest, namely, that nature is sacred.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195108231
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.85(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction3
1Religion and Religions9
2The Order of Nature29
3Philosophy and the Misdeeds of Philosophy80
4The Traditional Sciences, the Scientific Revolution, and Its Aftermath126
5The Tragic Consequences of Humanism in the West163
6The Rediscovery of Nature: Religion and the Environmental Crisis191
7The Wisdom of the Body235
8Religion and the Resacralization of Nature270
Index293

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