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Religion & The Order of Nature: The 1994 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham

Seyyed Hossein Nasr


The current ecological crisis is a matter of urgent global concern, with solutions being sought on many fronts. This book 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, the book states, is the recovery of the truth to which the great, enduring religions all attest; namely, that nature is sacred. The book traces the historical process through which Western civilization moved away from the idea of nature as sacred and embraced a world view which sees humans ... More

Keywords: ecological crisis, reductionist view, nature, religions, Western civilization, science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195108231
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108231.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, author
George Washington University
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