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Gaias Gift: Earth, Ourselves and God After Copernicus Anne Primavesi

Gaias Gift: Earth, Ourselves and God After Copernicus

Anne Primavesi

Published August 5th 2003
ISBN : 9780415288354
Paperback
149 pages
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In this, the second of Anne Primavesis explorations of human relationships with the Earth, she asks that we complete the ideological revolution set in motion by Copernicus and Darwin concerning human importance. They challenged the notion of ourMoreIn this, the second of Anne Primavesis explorations of human relationships with the Earth, she asks that we complete the ideological revolution set in motion by Copernicus and Darwin concerning human importance. They challenged the notion of our God-given centrality within the universe and within Earths evolutionary history. Yet as our continuing exploitation of Earths resources and species demonstrates, we remain wedded to the theological assumption that these are there for our sole use and benefit. Now James Lovelocks scientific understanding of the existential reality of Gaias gift of life again raises the question of our proper place within the universe. It turns us decisively towards an understanding of ourselves as dependent on, rather than in control of, the whole Earth community.