Here, best-selling author Diarmuid O'Murchu presents a vision of the intersection of quantum physics and spirituality. From black holes to holograms, from relativity theory to the discovery of quarks, this book is an original and rich exposition of quantum theory and the way it unravels profound theological questions.
It is now revised to reflect the most recent advances in physics.
The Sacred Depths of Nature
This book will engage anyone who was ever mesmerized--or terrified--by the mysteries of existence. Her luminous clarity makes it possible for even non-scientists to appreciate that the origins of life and the universe are no less meaningful because of our increasingly scientific understanding of them. This eloquent volume reconciles the modern scientific understanding of reality with our timeless spiritual yearnings for reverence and continuity.
At the end of each chapter, Goodenough's spiritual reflections respond to the complexity of nature with vibrant emotional intensity and a sense of reverent wonder. For many of us, devoid of meaning, evolution, relativity--point to an existence that is bleak, the great scientific discoveries of the modern age--the Big Bang, quantum physics, pointless.
But in the sacred depths of nature, eminent biologist Ursula Goodenough shows us that the scientific world view need not be a source of despair. A beautifully written celebration of molecular biology with meditations on the spiritual and religious meaning that can be found at the heart of science, this volume makes an important contribution to the ongoing dialog between science and religion.
Looking at topics such as evolution, emotions, Goodenough writes with rich, and death, sexuality, uncluttered detail about the workings of nature in general and of living creatures in particular. Indeed, it can be a wellspring of solace and hope.
Incarnation: A New Evolutionary Threshold
It is our choice: to co-create with God, or co-destruct on our own. We can continue in that direction. O'murchu expands the Christian idea of Incarnation to reveal a universal embodiment of Spirit. Incarnation reveals how the notion of separateness of "others" and "borders" and the earth as an object to exploit endangers everyone and everything.
He shows how all forms of embodiment from bacteria to the stars, from our children to strangers evidence a God who loves bodies, and chooses the corporeal form in every initiative of co-creation. Or destroy ourselves. Incarnation shows us what we need to know to choose rightly. The incarnation and resurrection of Jesus, writes Diarmuid O'Murchu, marks a new evolutionary threshold and points the way towards the fulfillment of our destiny.
Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship
Despite the differences of their subject matter, science and theology have a cousinly relationship, John Polkinghorne contends in his latest thought-provoking book. From his unique perspective as both theoretical physicist and Anglican priest, Polkinghorne considers aspects of quantum physics and theology and demonstrates that the two truth-seeking enterprises are engaged in analogous rational techniques of inquiry.
His exploration of the deep connections between science and Christology shows with new clarity a common kinship in the search for truth. Among the many parallels he identifies are patterns of historical development in quantum physics and in Christology; wrestling with perplexities such as quantum interpretation and the problem of evil; and the drive for an overarching view in the Grand Unified Theories of physics and in Trinitarian theology.
Both theology and science are propelled by a desire to understand the world through experienced reality, and Polkinghorne explains that their viewpoints are by no means mutually exclusive. .
The God Gene: How Faith Is Hardwired into Our Genes
In the god Gene, Dr. Dean hamer reveals that this inclination towards religious faith is in good measure due to our genes and may even offer an evolutionary advantage by helping us get through difficulties, reducing stress, preventing disease, and extending life. Popular science at its best, the god Gene is an in-depth, fully accessible inquiry into cutting-edge research that can change the way we see ourselves and the world around us.
Written with balance, integrity, and admirable scientific objectivity, this is a book for readers of science and religion alike. The overwhelming majority of Americans believe in God; this conviction has existed since the beginning of recorded time and is shared by billions around the world.
In the Beginning Was the Spirit: Science, Religion and Indigenous Spirituality
Mystics knew it. An astonishing synthesis of humankind's understanding of the Great Spirit that energizes, sustains, and runs through all creation. Poets knew it. Now diarmuid o'murchu unearths what religion has often forgotten or ignored -- the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in the breath of all things.
Using insights from science and spirituality O Murchu recaptures the enduring fascination of an ancient belief. He gives us a contemporary and unforgettable understanding of the Source of everything. In the beginning was the spirit is the crowning achievement of an author whose seminal works have influenced the way we understand God, religion and the world.
Indigenous people knew it.
From Science to God: A Physicist's Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness
In from science to god, he blends physics, psychology, and philosophy to reach a new worldview in which consciousness is a fundamental quality of creation. Used book in Good Condition. The bridge between them, he shows, is light, and this book invites readers to cross that bridge to find new meaning in God and a deeper significance in spiritual practice.
Peter russell went from being a strict atheist and scientist to discovering a profound personal synthesis of the mystical and the scientific. Russell shows how all the ingredients for this worldview are in place; it remains only to put the pieces together and explore the new picture of reality that emerges.
That transition is the basis of this book. Integrating a deep knowledge of science with his own experiences of meditation, Russell arrives at a universe similar to that described by many mystics — one in which the inner and outer worlds no longer conflict.
The Meaning and Practice of Faith
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Creation and the Cross: The Mercy of God for a Planet in Peril
Anselm. Constructing her argument like anselm in the form of a dialogue, the teachings of Jesus, and the early Church for an understanding that emphasizes the love and mercy of God, Johnson lays out the foundations in scripture, showing how this approach can help us respond to a planet in peril. Used book in Good Condition.
In effect, how can we extend the core christian belief in salvation to include all created beings? Immediately this question runs into a formidable obstacle: the idea that Jesus's death on the cross was required as atonement for human sin-- a theology laid out by the eleventh-century theologian St. In this fresh creative approach to theology, Elizabeth Johnson asks how we can understand cosmic redemption in a time of advancing ecological devastation.
The New Cosmic Story: Inside Our Awakening Universe
Haught considers the deeper implications of this discovery. Yale. He contends that many others who have written books on life and the universe—including Stephen Hawking, Stephen Jay Gould, and Richard Dawkins—have overlooked a crucial aspect of cosmic history: the drama of life’s awakening to interiority and religious awareness.
Science may illuminate the outside story of the universe, but a full telling of the cosmic story cannot ignore the inside development that interiority represents. In this thought-provoking book, John F. Used book in Good Condition. Haught addresses two primary questions: what does the arrival of religion tell us about the universe, and what does our understanding of the cosmos as an unfinished drama tell us about religion? The history of religion may be ambiguous and sometimes even barbarous, he asserts, but its role in the story of cosmic emergence and awakening must be taken into account.
A foremost thinker on science and religion argues that an adequate understanding of cosmic history requires attention to the emergence of interiority, including religious aspiration Over the past two centuries scientific advances have made it clear that the universe is a story still unfolding.
On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old
Yale. Getting real: From Illusion to RealityIV. Over the edge: where we go When We DiePostlude Used book in Good Condition. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding. The view from the brink: What I Can See from HereII. Work & vocation: Writing a LifeV. Palmer let your life speak, healing the heart of Democracy, The Courage to Teach, comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to "the brink of everything.
Drawing on eight decades of life -- and his career as a writer, teacher, and activist -- Palmer explores the questions age raises and the promises it holds. Young & old: the Dance of the GenerationsIII. Keep reaching in: Staying Engaged with Your SoulVII. From beloved and bestselling author parker j. Keep reaching out: Staying Engaged with the WorldVI.
Old, a time to dive deep into life, teacher, not withdraw to the shallows. ". But this book is not for elders only. It's not a how-to-do-it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meanings of one's life, refracting new light at every turn. Old, "is just another word for nothing left to lose, " he writes, a time to dive deep into life, not withdraw to the shallows.