Nature Technology and the Sacred
January 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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Argues that contemporary ideas and practices concerning nature and technology are radically conditioned by the religious history of the West
Explores how relations with nature and technology remain closely bound up with religious ways of thinking and acting
- Shows how the history of religion and our practical and theoretical relationship with nature cannot be separated
- Uses examples from North America, Europe and elsewhere, many derived from original research
- Explores a range of contemporary cultural phenomena, such as environmental politics, technological risk behaviour, alternative medicine, vegetarianism and ethical consumption, as sites of struggle between different sacral orderings
- Points towards a new framing for today's critical discourse concerning nature and technology, as a moment within the religious history of the West.