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A Chaos of Delight: Science, Religion and Myth and the Shaping of Western Thought (Hardback)
  • A Chaos of Delight: Science, Religion and Myth and the Shaping of Western Thought (Hardback)

A Chaos of Delight: Science, Religion and Myth and the Shaping of Western Thought (Hardback)

Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 15/01/2005
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Humans throughout history have sought ways of understanding their place within the world. Religion, science and myth have been at the forefront of this quest for meaning. A Chaos of Delight examines how various cultures - from the early Sumerians, Egyptians and Greeks to contemporary Western society - have looked at the same phenomena and devised totally different world views. The rise of modern science is examined, alongside questions of evolution and the origins of life. This comprehensive volume is an essential read for students and scholars interested in the history of ideas and the role of religion, science and myth in the development of Western thought.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781845530181
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 30 mm


"A remarkable panorama of the human understanding of the natural and metaphysical world from the first civilizations to the present day."

John Baines, University of Oxford, UK

"Breathtaking in its daring, the book explores the two ways which humanity has used to seek meaning and make sense of the world, namely religion and science. The result is a highly erudite summary of belief systems from early Sumerian to the monotheistic religions; and an eminently accessible history of science, particularly of the last 500 years."

Sir Gustav Nossal, University of Sydney, Australia

"It is definitely useful for teachers and students wanting to make a quick introductory acquaintance with decisive developments in modern science and a brief overview of mythopoetic and religious systems of thought in the West."

Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses

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