The Absolute at Large [NOOK Book]

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The story centers on the invention of a reactor that can annihilate matter to produce cheap and abundant energy (cf. mass–energy equivalence). Unfortunately, it produces something else as a by-product, the absolute. The absolute is a spiritual essence that according to some religious philosophies allegedly permeates all matter (see also monism). It is associated with human religious experience, as the unsuspecting humanity is to find out all too soon in the ...
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The Absolute at Large

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Overview

From Wikipedia:
The story centers on the invention of a reactor that can annihilate matter to produce cheap and abundant energy (cf. mass–energy equivalence). Unfortunately, it produces something else as a by-product, the absolute. The absolute is a spiritual essence that according to some religious philosophies allegedly permeates all matter (see also monism). It is associated with human religious experience, as the unsuspecting humanity is to find out all too soon in the story. The widespread adoption of the reactors cause an enormous outpouring of pure absolute into the world. This leads to an outburst of religious and nationalist fervor, causing the greatest, most global war in history.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012452344
  • Publisher: GLH
  • Publication date: 4/22/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 905,154
  • File size: 226 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Like "World War Z" for God

    I know this far predates Max Brooks's "World War Z", but this is a similar concept (to the book, not the movie), where god becomes a physical manifestation [The Absolute] and the world falls apart (though it is mostly focused in central Europe).

    It's an interesting and philosophical book and fairly satirical regarding religion (in a way that's still relevant in the 21st century) and I found it entertaining, though not engrossing.

    Like World War Z, there's really not much in the way of character development, just a lot of faux-historical situational descriptions, which is why I didn't give it a higher rating.

    If you like docu-drama, philosophy or theology [provided you are not too serious about any one religion] or atheism and characters aren't too important to you, then you might really enjoy this.

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