Religious Studies 51 (2):165-181 (2015)

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Ian James Kidd
Nottingham University
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This paper argues that a sense of nature‘s mystery can inspire and inform ways of experiencing and engaging with natural places and creatures in a way that is deeply morally transformative. Focusing on Daoism, it is argued that engagement with natural places and creates can facilitate the cultivation of receptivity to a sense of nature‘s mystery in a way that gradually releases a person from stances and conceptions that are morally and ecologically objectionable. The paper closes by suggesting that a capacity to cultivate receptivity to nature‘s mystery is contingent upon the concerns and convictions of our background moral and social culture.
Keywords Daoism  nature  mystery  virtue
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DOI 10.1017/S0034412514000237
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