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ONLINE: Rachel Carson and Glimpses of God

September 26 @ 09:45 - 22:45 CDT

The Church & Society class at St. Philip Presbyterian Church (https://www.saintphilip.net/Church_andSociety.html) will present a Zoom discussion with educator and author Bruce Yaeger.

Description: “Modern environmental consciousness is almost always dated from the controversy over Rachel Carson’s 1962 book ‘Silent Spring’. The story of her book and the counterattacks upon it by the chemical industry has been told numerous times.

“However, the usual narrative concentrates primarily on the tangibles, such as chemicals, dead birds, and the public actions of people. Often overlooked are intangibles. Therefore, this presentation will show how religious, spiritual, and literary influences became integrated with scientific knowledge in the life of Rachel Carson.”

Silent Spring website: http://www.rachelcarson.org/SilentSpring.aspx

Bruce Yaeger has been a lecturer and teacher for over thirty-five years. He holds a degree in Religion and English from Trinity University, and has done postgraduate study at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School and at Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. He has given highly-praised presentations to diverse churches and other religious organizations.

Find his website at: https://spiritedbodies.blogspot.com/

Access the presentation through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86564638381

(Zoom Passcode: pwd=MTBtSFl6eVhoTUF3SXJ2VlBWd0N2QT09)

IMPORTANT: This is a Sunday school class. HSE attendees are asked to be respectful of the forum and the speaker.

This presentation is co-sponsored by The Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance at Rice University: https://boniuk.rice.edu/


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