The Sacred Depths of Nature

How Life Has Emerged and Evolved

Second Edition

Ursula Goodenough

  • Provides accurate, accessible, and poetic accounts of the emergence and evolution of life.
  • Lifts up the synergies between a religious naturalist orientation and traditional and indigenous religions.
  • Suggests ways to explore these accounts for their religious potential along interpretive, spiritual, and moral/ethical axes.

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter on ecomorality, which was only obliquely covered in the first edition.
  • Extensively updated and rewritten including new quotes, figures, and poems.
  • Introduces a deeper emphasis on human evolution and the environment.

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