Nature and the Absolute: Towards an Understanding of Natural Order
by Walt McLaughlin
Wood Thrush Books, 2023
208 pages, paperback
What is the nature of the world we inhabit and the universe at large? For thousands of years humankind has pondered the Great Mystery that is all around us and within us — what natural order is, what drives it, and how it came to be. Some say God is behind it all, while others speculate about ultimate Being. By any name, the Absolute underlies everything else. McLaughlin draws from diverse readings in religion, science and philosophy, along with his own experiences in the wild, as he delves into this matter. The result is an excursion into the nature of Nature itself.