Talking Volumes: Karen Armstrong on 'Sacred Nature'

In “Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World,” Karen Armstrong pierces the modern veil of busyness and technology and lures us back to a sense of wonder with the world around us.
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Talking Volumes returned to the Fitzgerald Theater in person on Sept. 14 to kick off the 2022 season. MPR News host Kerri Miller was joined by scholar and writer Karen Armstrong to discuss her new book, “Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World.”

In this uncharacteristically short but powerful book, Armstrong pierces the modern veil of busyness and technology and lures us back to a sense of wonder with the world around us. Drawing on her vast knowledge of the world’s religious traditions, she vividly describes nature’s central place in spirituality across the centuries. In doing so, Armstrong shows modern readers how to rediscover nature’s potency and form a connection to something greater than ourselves.

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