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Religious Naturalism

Taking Nature to Heart



Religious naturalism draws from a range of views, in which perspectives from science, the humanities, art, and varied religious orientations may contribute to ways of considering important questions:

What is real?
What is right and good?
Ways of coping with life challenges
Ways of understanding and encouraging spiritual feelings

Many authors have provided information and ideas that can help in examining these and other questions. Click on links below to get a brief introduction to each author and links to some articles and books they have written.

Religious naturalism
Ursula Goodenough, Carol Wayne WhiteChet Raymo, Jerome Stone, Donald Crosby, Robert Corrington, Michael Dowd, Connie Barlow

Physics and cosmology
Albert Einstein, Fritjof Capra, Carl Sagan, Steven Hawking

E.O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, Frans de Waal

Brain and mind
Antonio Damasio, Steven Pinker, Owen Flanagan, Terrence Deacon, Michael Gazzaniga

Philosophy and mythology
 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joseph Campbell

Science and religion
Wesley Wildman, Loyal Rue, V.V. Raman, Andrew Newberg

Barauch Spinoza, Paul Tillich, William James, Mordecai Kaplan, Henry Nelson Weiman, Gordon Kaufman, Karl Peters, John Shelby Sprong

Nature, ecology, and religion
Thomas Berry, Aldo Leopold, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Paul Harrison