The Sacred Depths of Nature

The Sacred Depths of Nature

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by Ursula Goodenough
     
 

This volume reconciles the modern scientific understanding of reality with our timeless spiritual yearnings for reverence and continuity. Looking at topics such as evolution, emotions, sexuality, and death, Goodenough writes with rich, uncluttered detail about the workings of nature in general and of living creatures in particular. Her luminous clarity makes it… See more details below

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This volume reconciles the modern scientific understanding of reality with our timeless spiritual yearnings for reverence and continuity. Looking at topics such as evolution, emotions, sexuality, and death, Goodenough writes with rich, uncluttered detail about the workings of nature in general and of living creatures in particular. Her luminous clarity makes it possible for even non-scientists to appreciate that the origins of life and the universe are no less meaningful because of our increasingly scientific understanding of them. At the end of each chapter, Goodenough's spiritual reflections respond to the complexity of nature with vibrant emotional intensity and a sense of reverent wonder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195126136
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Personal
Introduction
How This Book Is Put Together
IOrigins of the Earth3
IIOrigins of Life17
IIIHow Life Works33
IVHow an Organism Works49
VHow Evolution Works63
VIThe Evolution of Biodiversity77
VIIAwareness89
VIIIEmotions and Meaning105
IXSex117
XSexuality131
XIMulticellularity and Death143
XIISpeciation153
Emergent Religious Principles167
Notes and Further Reading175
Index183

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