Big histories and the new need for meaning

In this new episode of The Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues, Rupert Sheldrake and I discuss Big Histories – the books that present long range narratives of cosmic and human evolution.

They are big sellers. Noah Yuval Harari, David Christian and Felipe Fernández-Armesto are among the authors attempting to tell a deep story of the universe and humanity. Rupert and I ask how they work and what’s at stake.

I’m is particularly interested in this question as my new book, A Secret History of Christianity, adopts a different worldview to show how spirit and soul drive life.

The conversation ranges over fascinating questions from the nature of information and emergence to what, given the current sense of crisis, we hope for the future.

The many previous discussions between myself and Rupert Sheldrake can be found on youtube, streamed, Spotify, iHeartRadio, as a playlist on SoundCloud, and on iTunes.