Dryad Press, 1988, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, First
This is an examination of the way our treatment of the natural world is shaped by what we believe about its purpose and our role within it. The author suggests that in order to put right our relationship with our environment we need to recover the integrity of the major beliefs' concepts of nature and encounter alternative views of the natural world held by systems which have never seen themselves as "world forces". He argues that, to become creative rather than destructive, we must widen our view by seeing what are the positive elements of all the major world religions. He explores certain phenomena of the natural world - the land, trees, animals - and shows how various faiths relate to and understand these and looks at what the world religions have said about conservation, especially since the interfaith conference at Assisi in 1986, seen as the start of a permanent alliance between religion and conservation. Finally, he shows how basic themes from religion - celebration, repentance and hope - can be related to the practical work of caring for, or with, nature. "Compass of Mind" books explore man's search to extend knowledge of himself and his world through different spiritual, symbolic and therapeutic systems. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 160 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages browned with age. no Dust Jacket as published.. Blue titles spine. light wear to edges. Includes index & list of resources. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Environment & Ecology; Natural History & Resources; Natural World; Conservation; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0852197802. ISBN/EAN: 9780852197806. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4507.