|About the Book
Do you feel a deep sense of belonging and wonder in a forest or
by the ocean? Are you speechless with awe when you see the Milky Way
strewn with stars? Do you find it hard to conceive of a divinity
separate from the beauty of nature or the power of the universe?
Then you are probably a pantheist.
The heart of Pantheism is reverence for Nature and the Universe. It
offers a vibrant alternative to theism and atheism, with a joyful and
accepting approach to life on this earth. Pantheism dates back to the
very first Greek philosophers, and was the religious viewpoint of many
famous thinkers and artists, including Marcus Aurelius, Spinoza,
Wordsworth, Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau, Einstein, and Frank Lloyd
The dominant religious approach of the nineteenth century,
pantheism is seeing a modern revival as the underlying world view of
the environmental movement, of leading scientists, and of
nature-revering paganism. This accessible, clear and authoritative
handbook is the only available introduction to the history, theory and
practice of Pantheism.
"Surely one of the most extraordinary books written in recent years
about the subject of religion." --Dr. Bill Bruehl, Amazon Books
About the Author
International award-winning author Dr Paul Harrison is the creator
of the Web's two largest sites on pantheism and the founder and
president of the World Pantheist Movement. He is an environmental
writer, and author of six books on environment, population,
development and agriculture.