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Hay, David 1935-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 1,940 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Biography  History  Bibliography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by David Hay
The spirit of the child by David Hay( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suggesting that children are capable of having deep & meaningful beliefs at young ages & that they emerge from infancy open to all experience, this text explores the mind of the child
Exploring inner space : scientists and religious experience by David Hay( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something there : the biology of the human spirit by David Hay( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, a considerable body of evidence has been accumulating in both the physical and social sciences suggesting that our spiritual nature is real and not illusory, or that 'there is something there.' This book provides an accessible interdisciplinary study of recent scholarly work in human spirituality. Zoologist David Hay analyzes extensive research on contemporary attitudes drawn from surveys and polls; his investigative work with the late Oxford zoologist Alister Hardy, founder of the Religious Experience Research Unit; and more than thirty years of his own research experience. Evidence is presented in the context ofWestern cultural history, beginning with tracing a repression of spiritual awareness arising from the European Enlightenment view of God as the most remotely theoretical of all intellectual fantasies.^Like Hardy, Hay believes spirituality is 'prior to religion and is a built-in, biologically structured dimension of the lives of all members of the human species.' Spirituality has a biological context, Hay contends, through which religion can rise, but does not necessarily do so. To evaluate this hypothesis, he examines a lengthy research procedure in the 1990s and excerpts from a poll in which ordinary people talk about how they try to make sense of their spiritual lives.The findings conclusively show that, regardless of cultural influences and variations in beliefs about traditional religion, the most common phenomenon is an all-pervasive sense of 'something there.' He points to evidence that spiritual awareness is rooted in our physiological make-up. He argues that this awareness is the underpinning of ethics, thus ignoring or repressing spirituality has damaging effects onWestern society.^He notes the current upsurge of interest in spirituality which he sees as 'both a symptom of the malaise and an opportunity to begin the reconstruction of a humane moral commonwealth.' Hay uses the results of his research to consider ways of overcoming the negative image of the institution of religion. He sees recovery of contemplative prayer as one of the most important tasks of the church. He concludes that most people are already deeply interested in the search for ultimate meaning and long 'to repudiate our alienation from our human essence and to rebuild a relationship with the Creator. . . . This amounts to the prying open of a cultural valve long choked up, but never quite closed, because at some level people have always known that there is "something there."'" -- publisher's description
Why spirituality is difficult for Westerners by David Hay( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A zoologist by profession, David Hay's research has been guided by the hypothesis that religious or spiritual awareness is biologically natural to the human species and has been selected for in the process of organic evolution because it has survival value. Although naturalistic, this hypothesis is not intended to be reductionist with regard to religion. Nevertheless it does imply that all people, including those who have no religious belief, have a spiritual life."--BOOK JACKET
Religious experience today : studying the facts by David Hay( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of salmon : an illustrated account of the life-history of the Atlantic salmon by A. F Youngson( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book has been written for all those with an interest in Atlantic salmon by two biologists who have studied the species for more than 20 years." "Salmon have been studied by anglers, fishermen and scientists alike for much longer than this, but new issues of interest and importance arise all the time." "Recently, the role that genes play in setting the patterns of life that bring salmon of particular types to different places, at special times and in greater or lesser numbers has been particularly topical." "This book is a popular scientific account of the lives of salmon, written in a straightforward style, with the sportsman and naturalist firmly in mind."--BOOK JACKET
Human populations by David Hay( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's biologist : a life of Alister Hardy by David Hay( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denied awareness by David Hay( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alister Hardy : biologist of the spirit by David Hay( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening for the spirit of the child by David Hay( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The construction of prestressed concrete pressure vessels in Britain by David Hay( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Studia Philonica annual : studies in Hellenistic Judaism( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halsbury's laws of England by Hardinge Stanley Giffard Halsbury( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Halsbury's Laws of England' is a definitive encyclopedic treatise of the laws of England. It includes restatements of the common law with remarks to the relevant judicial authority and the statutory law which has in many cases codified, modified or supplemented common law
Halsbury's laws of England by Hardinge Stanley Giffard Halsbury( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Halsbury's Laws of England' is a definitive encyclopedic treatise of the laws of England. It includes restatements of the common law with remarks to the relevant judicial authority and the statutory law which has in many cases codified, modified or supplemented common law
Halsbury's laws of England by Hardinge Stanley Giffard Halsbury( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Halsbury's Laws of England' is a definitive encyclopedic treatise of the laws of England. It includes restatements of the common law with remarks to the relevant judicial authority and the statutory law which has in many cases codified, modified or supplemented common law
Halsbury's laws of England by Hardinge Stanley Giffard Halsbury( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halsbury's laws of England by Hardinge Stanley Giffard Halsbury( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halsbury's laws of England by Hardinge Stanley Giffard Halsbury( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Halsbury's Laws of England' is a definitive encyclopedic treatise of the laws of England. It includes restatements of the common law with remarks to the relevant judicial authority and the statutory law which has in many cases codified, modified or supplemented common law
Halsbury's laws of England by Hardinge Stanley Giffard Halsbury( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The spirit of the child
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Something there : the biology of the human spiritWhy spirituality is difficult for WesternersThe lives of salmon : an illustrated account of the life-history of the Atlantic salmonGod's biologist : a life of Alister HardyThe Studia Philonica annual : studies in Hellenistic Judaism
Alternative Names
David Hay (psycholog) brytyjski psycholog

Hay, John David Lumsden.

Hay, John David Lumsden 1935-

Дэвид Хэй

Languages
English (70)