For centuries, humanity has looked to nature and seen the divine. The writings of the greatest thinkers across religions around the world all contemplate the power of the natural world with responses ranging from fear and awe to tranquil serenity. Today, however, even when we enjoy a breathtaking view, we rarely see nature as sacred. 

Ambassador for the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations and best-selling historian of religion, Karen Armstrong, joins us to discuss her latest release Sacred Nature: The Recovery of Integrity, and to explore the importance of rediscovering nature’s potency in forming a connection to something greater than ourselves.

About The Author

Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong is one of the world’s leading commentators on religious affairs. She spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun but left her teaching order in 1969 to read English at St Anne’s College, Oxford. In 1982, she became a full-time writer and broadcaster. She is the author of sixteen books and has been awarded with honours and prizes across the globe, including the British Academy’s inaugural Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for improving transcultural understanding in 2013.