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Nature, technology, and the sacred

Author: Bronislaw Szerszynski
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Series: Religion and spirituality in the modern world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This timely book argues that contemporary ideas and practices concerning nature and technology remain closely bound up with religious ways of thinking and acting. Using examples from North America, Europe and elsewhere, it reinterprets a range of 'secular' phenomena in terms of their conditioning by a complex series of transformations of the sacred in Western history. The contemporary practices of environmental  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bronislaw Szerszynski
ISBN: 0631236031 9780631236030 063123604X 9780631236047
OCLC Number: 56880481
Description: xviii, 222 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface.Acknowledgements.PART 1 - MODERNITY, NATURE AND THE SACRED.1. The disenchantment of the world.2. Nature, secularization and the transformation of the sacred.PART 2 - NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY.3. Nature, science and the death of Pan.4. Modern technology and the sacred.PART 3 - THE BODY AND ITS ENVIRONMENT.5. The body, healing and the sacred.6. The birth of 'the environment'.PART 4 - AGAINST THE TECHNOLOGICAL CONDITION.7. The politicization of nature.8. Nature, virtue and everyday life.9. Nature and public speech.PART 5 - THE FUTURE OF THE SACRED.10. The global sacred.11. Nature, technology and the sacred: a postscript.Notes.References.Index
Series Title: Religion and spirituality in the modern world.
Responsibility: Bronislaw Szerszynski.
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