"A Child of Nature" presents a collection of poems that are reflective not only of poet Ilda Poshi's personal experiences, but also of the troubled experiences of her social environment. A journey into longing and love, warmth and loneliness, sincerity and sarcasm, and profound contemplation, her poetry offers a shared world of spiritual depths and simple joys. The emotions cover the spectrum from the love expressed in "Retrospection" to the loss and abandonment of "In Absentia." Poshi's images are elegantly crafted, highlighting even the smallest of details. The description and imagery illuminate the theme of each poem. Something is always leaving or departing-unfinished, much like life. "Pretty may this child be good and right may this southern wind blow and veer may this mother watch the light may this flowerbed stridently cheer may this poetry never writhe or end may this peaceful romance increase its flows may your beauty life befriend may these bells stop their heart-rending echoes may this cuddle gently sway may this love affair be gritty may the people refrain from fray may your image remain pretty may this love affair be gritty may your image remain pretty"
A.C. Crombie sees the history of Western Science as the history of a vision and an argument, initiated by the ancient Greeks in their search for principles at once of nature and of argument itself. This scientific vision explored and controlled by argument, and the diversification of both vision and argument by scientific experience and by interaction with the wider contexts of intellectual culture, constitute the long history of European scientific thought. Underlying that development have been specific commitments to conceptions of nature and of Science and its intellectual and moral assumptions, accompanied by a recurrent critique; their diversification has generated a series of different styles of scientific thinking and of making theoretical and practical decisions which he describes and analyses.
This book argues that the modern separation of humanity from nature can be traced to the displacement of the triune God. Locating the source of our current ecological crisis in this separation, Peter Scott argues that it can only be healed within theology, through a revival of a Trinitarian doctrine of creation interacting with political philosophies of ecology. Drawing insights from deep ecology, ecofeminism, and social and socialist ecologies, Scott proposes a common realm of God, nature and humanity. Both Trinitarian and political, the theology of this common realm is worked out by reference to Christ and Spirit. Christ's resurrection is presented as the liberation and renewal of ecological relations in nature and society, the movement of the Holy Spirit is understood as the renewal of fellowship between humanity and nature through ecological democracy, and the Eucharist is proposed as the principal political resource Christianity offers for an ecological age.
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