Consecrating Science

Wonder, Knowledge, and the Natural World

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Lisa H. Sideris
  • Oakland, CA: 
    University of California Press
    , August
     2017.
     296 pages.
     $34.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780520294998.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Peter Jordan forthcoming.

Description

Debunking myths behind what is known collectively as the new cosmology—a grand, overlapping set of narratives that claim to bring science and spirituality together—Lisa H. Sideris offers a searing critique of the movement’s anthropocentric vision of the world. In Consecrating Science, Sideris argues that instead of cultivating an ethic of respect for nature, the new cosmology encourages human arrogance, uncritical reverence for science, and indifference to nonhuman life. Exploring moral sensibilities rooted in experience of the natural world, Sideris shows how a sense of wonder can foster environmental attitudes that will protect our planet from ecological collapse for years to come.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Lisa H. Sideris is associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University, where her research focuses on religion, science, and environmentalism. She is the author of Environmental Ethics, Ecological Theology, and Natural Selection.

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