Ask The Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love


By Elizabeth A. Johnson

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Ask The Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love


In Ask The Beasts Sister Elizabeth presents Darwin’s exquisite observations of nature and how physical matter comes to life and to consciousness. She’s on the same page as Pope Francis in Laudato Si’, putting science and religion into dialogue. Sister Elizabeth bets that if we behold the beauty of God’s creation as Darwin did, we will join in its care. Ask the Beasts is a big and challenging read, but well worth the time. It may put your own spiritual intuitions into words. “Ask the beasts and they will tell you…God’s hand is the life of every living thing” (Job 12.7, 10).

Sister Joan prepared questions for a class she taught on Ask the Beasts. Feel free to read and use any of them.

323 pages; $25.00


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