Sacred Gaia

Sacred Gaia : Holistic Theology and Earth System Science

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Gaia, the scientific theory founded by James Lovelock in 1979, embraces the earth as a whole, dynamic entity whose sum is always larger than its parts. While science and theology are often seen as contraries, which negate or dilute one another, Gaia theory harmonizes both systems of thought. Sacred Gaia cogently describes Gaia theory's analysis of human and earthly evolution. Anne Primavesi's remarkable, effortlessly coherent book helps us to recognize the sacredness of our origins and our responsibility for the future.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 218 pages
  • 160.8 x 241 x 16mm | 547.41g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415188334
  • 9780415188333
  • 1,791,483

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"The book is both stimulating and challenging...."-"The Friend .."interesting and thought-provoking and is worth careful consideration."- Dr. Lisa Goddard ..."a remarkable book [T]here is a trenchant critique of current methods in both Science and Theology."-"Earth Science as Theology Edward James "A splendid book.I now see why thoughts of Gaia are as much in the realms of theology as of science."-James Lovelock, Founder of the Gaia Theory "Here is a book that is really needed. Hurrah for it."-Mary Midgley

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Table of contents

A single evolutionary process; coevolutionary organisms; description and distinction; contemporary theological circuits; evolutionary description; poietic process; justice and judgment; justice north and south; freedom for theology; freedom from competition; women and the ordering of nature; the ordering of God; life as gift event; sacred gift.

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