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  • Brief Authority

    • $28.00
    • John Poynton
    • 277pp Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-1-920535-25-4
    Brief Authority by John Poynton

    Brief Authority gives an insider’s perspective of one of the great issues of our time: the conflict between established materialism embraced by standard science, "Dressed in a little brief authority," and the growing holistic, spiritual view.

    The novel follows the struggles of a retired medically trained psychiatrist as he becomes caught in this conflict through encounters with a cluster of gifted young people.

    Book Reviews

    "I want to express how much I enjoyed Professor John Poynton's book New Creation, particularly as I have in the past worked in the Zambian bush.

    The narrative is enhanced by the author's personal experience. This is skilfully woven into the interaction of the spiritual aspect of man and nature against the backdrop of the African bush with all its beauty and ruthlessness. A truly thought provoking read."
    Gillian Sparrow, Natural History Museum London

    John Poynton

    John Poynton is Professor Emeritus of biology at the University of Natal, South Africa, a research associate of the Natural History Museum, London, and a scientific fellow of the Zoological Society of London. His main research has been in African zoology and biogeography; he has also published in the philosophy of science and in psychical research.