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Divine Flame: An Essay Towards a Natural History of Religion

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second of two series of Gifford Lectures, delivered in the University of Aberdeen in April and May, 1965

1. Introduction
2. The biological background
3. Evidence from social anthropology
4. Naturalists of religious experience
5. The numinous, the love of nature and the inspiration of art
6. Psychology and religion
7. Roots in animal behaviour
8. The importance of physical research
...more
254 pages
Published 1978 by Religious Experience Research Unit (first published 1966)
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Sir Alister Clavering Hardy, FRS was an English marine biologist, professor at the University of Oxford and Fellow of the Royal Society, and founder the Religious Experience Research Centre. He served as the offical zoologist on the RRS Discovery voyage to explore the Antarctic between 1925 and 1927.
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