Re-Visioning Science and Spirituality through Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Rudolf Steiner

Adrian Hoffstetter

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Collects the fruits of a lifetime of study and teaching in search of a holistic, organic, living science.

234 x 156 mm
Lindisfarne Books
Philosophy of the Natural World
208 pages
Publication date:
27 Jan 2005


Earth-Friendly collects the fruits of a lifetime of study and teaching in search of a holistic, organic, living science, respectful of the sacredness of nature and the ubiquity of the spirit. As a biology philosopher, Sister Adrian’s first teachers were Aquinas and Aristotle; later she came to know the work of Goethe and Rudolf Steiner.

Earth-Friendly traces the development of Sister Adrian’s conviction that 'the spiritual science flowing from the thought of St Albert and St Thomas, as developed seven hundred years later by Rudolf Steiner, could recapture the true greatness of the West as it reaches out to the East to create an "earthfriendly re-visioning of science and spirituality"'.


'This remarkable collection of essays bears witness to the passionate commitment of the author to social justice, the understanding of science and modern spirituality.'
-- John B. Thomson, New View, Summer 2005

'These luminous essays reflect the thought and deep work of a woman whose long and brilliant life has engaged some of the most profound revelations of our time.'
-- Jean Houston, author of A Mythic Life : Learning to Live our Greater Story

'These essays let us participate in a personal spiritual journey to overcome the rifts between philosophy, religion, and science that characterized the twentieth century. We can learn much from them.'
-- Craig Holdrege, author of Genetics and the Manipulation of Life

'May her witness inspire other generations to let a vision of faith open the human dimensions of science, as mentors like Owen Barfield and Rudolph Steiner guide us to a contemporary Thomas Aquinas.'
-- David B. Burrell, University of Notre Dame


Sr. Adrian Hofstetter is a Dominican nun, science teacher, and civil rights activist.

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