[Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill, c1980.]
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This interesting pamphlet situates our attitude to the natural world in a history of ideas. It describes the 17th century mystical approach to nature found in Quakerism and Neo-Platonism, of nature as a manifestation of the divine. This encompasses love for nature, which Benfey sees as essential to a new relationship with nature. The new way of seeing the natural world must be informed not only by science but also by this kind of theology of the heart. This pamphlet could be especially interesting to those thinking about the spirituality of environmental consciousness.
0875742335 / 9780875742335
Pendle Hill Pamphlet 233
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