Resources

ORGANISATIONS

The Spiritual Naturalist Society
An online community dedicated to various forms of religious naturalism. The site has regular essays, classes, a meditation group, and more.

Religious Naturalist Association
Promoting increased awareness and the development of religious naturalism.

SITES & ESSAYS

Celtic Spirituality
Part I – Pre-Christian
Part II – The Arrival of Christianity
Part III – The Leaven and the Diaspora

Religious Naturalism – Wikipedia Page

Religious Naturalism – a collection of essays and articles

Center for Naturalism – a collection of essays and articles

Secular Liturgies – network of humanist and religious naturalists developing various rites, liturgies, and ceremonies.

Exploring Religious Naturalism – Ursula Goodenough’s brief introduction to Religious Naturalism on NPR.

Religious Naturalism as a Religion – David Crosby’s overview of religious naturalism.

SUGGESTED READING

THE BIG PICTURE
A Secular Age – Charles Taylor
The Meaning of the West – Don Cuppit.
The Closing of the Western Mind – Charles Freeman
The Awakening: The Reopening of the Western Mind – Charles Freeman
The Evolution of the West – Nick Spencer
The Experience of God – David Bentley Hart
All Things Shining – Dreyfus & Kelly
God Created Humanism: The Christian Basis for Secular Values – Theo Hobson
Letter to a Christian Nation – Sam Harris
The History of God – Karen Armstrong
The Wisdom of Insecurity – Alan Watts

ETHICS & CULTURE
After Virtue – Alasdair MacIntyre
Whose Justice? Which Rationality? – Alasdair MacIntyre
Rational Man – Henry Veatch
Human Life, Action, and Ethics – GEM Anscombe
Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values – Max Scheler
The Moral Animal – Robert Wright
Ethics – Dietrich von Hildebrand
Doing Good Better – William Macaskill
The Selfhood of the Human Person – John F. Crosby
Voluntary Simplicity – Duane Elgin
Leisure: The Basis of Culture – Josef Pieper
In Tune with the World – Josef Pieper
Sexual Personae – Camille Paglia

NATURALISM
Nature is Enough – Loyal Rue
Religious Naturalism – Jerome Stone
The Minimalist Vision of Transcendence – Jerome Stone
The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins
Brief Answers to the Big Questions – Stephen Hawking
The Demon Haunted World – Carl Sagan
Mind & Cosmos – Thomas Nagel

SPIRITUALITY & NATURE
The Salmon in the Spring – Jason Kirkey
The Spiral Dance – Starhawk
The Great Work – Thomas Berry
The Voice of the Earth – Theodore Roszak
SoulCraft – Bill Plotkin
Stations of the Sun – Ronald Hutton
The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Sacred Time: Embracing an Intentional Life – Christine Valters Paintner
To Pause at the Threshold – Esther de Waal

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