Varieties of Religious Naturalism

gajtdiXThere is no one version of religious naturalism. Rather, there exists a trove of writings, art, and music that explore its potential.

Offered below are links to books and websites on religious naturalism (and its synonyms) that religious naturalists can consider, learn from, and fold into their own orientations.

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A Religion of Nature, by Donald A. Crosby

The Sacred Depths of Nature, by Ursula Goodenough

When God is Gone, Everything is Holy, by Chet Raymo

Religious Naturalism Today, by Jerome A. Stone

Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism – 34 chapters by multiple authors

Dancing with the Sacred, by Karl Peters

Biotheology: A New Synthesis of Science and Religion, by Michael Cavanaugh

Nature is Enough: Religious Naturalism and the Meaning of Life, by Loyal Rue

Nature’s Sublime: An Essay in Aesthetic Naturalism, by Robert S. Corrington

Everybody’s Story, by Loyal Rue

Thank God for Evolution, by Michael Dowd

Religion, Science and Naturalism, by Willem B. Drees

The Promise of Religious Naturalism, by Michael S. Hogue

Religion within the Limits of History Alone: Pragmatic Historicism and the Future of Theology, by Demian Wheeler 

The New Universe and the Human Future, by Nancy Ellen Abrams and Joel Primack

Standing in the Light: My Life as a Pantheist, by Sharman Apt Russell

Elements of Pantheism: A Spirituality of Nature and the Universe, by Paul Harrison

Exploring Spiritual Naturalism, Year 1, by DT Strain

Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion, by Stuart A. Kaufman

Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future, by Bron Taylor

Reason and Reverence, by William R. Murry

More than Discourse, by Donald A. Crosby

Quantum Physics and Ultimate Reality: Mystical Writings of Great Physicists, by Michael Green

Thus Let Me Live: An Essay in Humanism, by C. W. Vail

What is God and How Does it Work?, by Ken Dahl

A God That Could Be Real, by Nancy Ellen Abrams

The Thou of Nature, by Donald A. Crosby

Meditations of John Muir, by Chris Highland

A Freethinker’s Gospel, by Chris Highland

Einstein’s God: A Way of Being Spiritual Without the Supernatural, by Todd Macalister

Wisdom for a New Era:  Balancing Nature, Science, and Belief, by Benjamin C. Godfrey

The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God, by Carl Sagan

Looking to Nature, by Todd Macalister

From the Big Bang to God, by Lloyd Geering

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality, by Andre Comte-Sponville

Nature as Sacred Ground: A Metaphysics for Religious Naturalism, by Donald A. Crosby

Living with Ambiguity: Religious Naturalism and the Menace of Evil, by Donald A. Crosby

Evolutionary Religion, by J. L. Shellenberg

Therefore Choose Life by George Wald

The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy by Michael McCarthy

A Fistful of Stars: Communing with the Cosmos by Gail Colins-Randive, Milt Hetrick

Reflections: On Time, Culture, and Spirits in America by Denis McCarty

The Legacy of Anne Conway: Reverberations From A Mystical Naturalist by Carol Wayne White

Black Lives and Sacred Humanity: Toward an African American Religious Naturalism by Carol Wayne White

Looking to Nature: Exploring a Modern Way of Being Spiritual Without the Supernatural by Todd Macalister

For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World by Sasha Sagan



Religious Naturalism

The Great Story

Science Musings

Secular Liturgies

Institute for Ecstatic Naturalism

World Pantheism

Unitarian Universalist Religious Naturalists

Spiritual Naturalist Society


Center for Naturalism

William Grassie – books, essays, projects, etc.

Atheist Spirituality

Universal Pantheist Society

The Liology Institute

Zen Naturalism

Religious Naturalism Resources

Seven Candles: Science for a Deeper Spirituality

Sacred Naturalism

Thomas Berry and the Great Work

Project Mystery

Three Point Eight Billion Years

The Hopeful Mindset