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The Disenchantment of the World
Nature, Secularization and the Transformation of the Sacred
Nature, Science and the Death of Pan
Modern Technology and the Sacred
The Body, Healing and the Sacred
The Birth of ‘the Environment’
The Politicization of Nature
Nature, Virtue and Everyday Life
Nature and Public Speech
The Global Sacred
Nature, Technology and the Sacred: a Postscript
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Nature Technology and the Sacred

Nature Technology and the Sacred

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In a critical reinterpretation of the idea of the‘disenchantment of nature’, this provocative and timelybook argues that contemporary ideas and practices concerning natureand technology remain closely bound up with religious ways ofthinking and acting. Using examples from North America, Europe andelsewhere, many derived from original research, it reinterprets arange of ‘secular’ phenomena in terms of theirconditioning by a complex series of transformations of the sacredin Western history. The contemporary practices of environmentalpolitics, technological risk behaviour, alternative medicine,vegetarianism and ethical consumption take on new significance assites of struggle between different sacral orderings.



Nature, Technology and the Sacred introduces a radicallynew direction for today’s critical discourse concerningnature and technology, one that reinstates it as a moment withinthe ongoing religious history of the West.

In a critical reinterpretation of the idea of the‘disenchantment of nature’, this provocative and timelybook argues that contemporary ideas and practices concerning natureand technology remain closely bound up with religious ways ofthinking and acting. Using examples from North America, Europe andelsewhere, many derived from original research, it reinterprets arange of ‘secular’ phenomena in terms of theirconditioning by a complex series of transformations of the sacredin Western history. The contemporary practices of environmentalpolitics, technological risk behaviour, alternative medicine,vegetarianism and ethical consumption take on new significance assites of struggle between different sacral orderings.



Nature, Technology and the Sacred introduces a radicallynew direction for today’s critical discourse concerningnature and technology, one that reinstates it as a moment withinthe ongoing religious history of the West.

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Publish date: Apr 15, 2008
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